Soft Tissue & Bone Support
Our practice is equipped with a Soft Tissue Laser for efficient and comfortable soft tissue management. Additionally, our Winterville dentists have attended advanced training in soft tissue and bone grafting procedures.
The evolution of laser technology in dentistry has been universally accepted as an effective aid in oral soft tissue therapies. Our dentists use the dental laser in performing gum shaping and lift procedures for smile makeovers, dental implant placement and in the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease.
The Dental Soft Tissue Laser is:
- Faster and more efficient than traditional surgical instrument methods
- Essentially painless
- More sterile (laser tip sterilizes itself in operation)
- Bloodless in most cases
- Less invasive
- Precise and conserves healthy tissues
- Less painful post-operatively
The use of the dental laser in dental surgery applications stops bleeding and seals lymphatic and nerve endings, thereby bypassing inflammation and the usual discomfort that is associated with inflammation during healing.
Common applications of the Soft Tissue Laser include:
Soft Tissue Management
The laser is frequently used in dental hygiene recall appointments with great results. The ability of the laser to destroy harmful bacteria in periodontal pockets and rid the area of sick and infected tissue has enormous potential, not only as a means of arresting the progression of periodontal disease, but also as a fast and simple preventive procedure.
As a surgical instrument, the laser makes extremely accurate, bloodless incisions. Most patients report a substantial reduction in post-operative pain. The virtual elimination of bleeding during surgery gives the dentist a clear view of the operating field and reduces the risk of infection for the patient. This enhances healing greatly, speeding up recovery for the patient.
Another application of laser dentistry is the capability to desensitize teeth, which is both a simple and effective procedure.
Laser-assisted implant placement avoids the need for extensive surgery and thus minimizes post-operative discomfort.