Laser Dentistry Procedures: What You Need to Know

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One of the greatest advancements in modern dentistry is the innovative technique known as laser gum therapy. Laser dentistry is precise and effective, and it requires less recovery time than cutting out the tissue and repairing it with sutures. Laser therapy also minimizes bleeding, and since it is so precise in its application, it also protects the surrounding healthy tissue.

Laser Gum Therapy

At Dental Solutions of Columbus, our experienced dentists use first-rate technology to provide you with the best dental care available. One such application we use is known as LANAP, which stands for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. This is a non-surgical laser treatment option that can remove infected gum tissue to prevent the spread or persistence of gum disease.

Most patients feel fully recovered in just a day. This is a big change from the previous methods where dentists had to literally cut the gum tissue, stitch the healthy gum back together, and wait for days for the tissue to heal itself. Laser treatment is also vastly more comfortable and can often be performed without anesthesia.

Other Applications

Laser dentistry can be used to do a number of other dental therapies, too. This includes reshaping gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure, which is also referred to as crown lengthening. Doing this provides a stronger foundation for restorations like dental crowns. If you have what’s known as a “gummy smile,” dental lasers can be used to reshape your gum tissue and reveal more of your tooth, giving a more attractive appearance and more beautiful smile. Sometimes, lasers can even be used for teeth cleaning, as they remove the decay to prepare your tooth for a filling.

Our team can use laser dentistry in a number of applications to get your teeth, gums, and whole mouth healthy! Find out how we can provide you with exceptional dental care using laser dentistry at your next appointment. Call our friendly team or make an appointment request online.

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