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Laser Dentistry

Our practice is equipped with a Soft Tissue Laser for efficient and comfortable soft tissue management. Additionally, Dr. Durden has attended advanced training in soft tissue and bone grafting procedures.

Soft Tissue & Bone Support

The evolution of laser technology in dentistry has been universally accepted as an effective aid in oral soft tissue therapies. In our practice, Dr. Durden uses 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 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.

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

Common applications of the Dental 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.

Surgery: 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.

Desensitizing Teeth: Another application of laser dentistry is the capability to desensitize teeth, which is both a simple and effective procedure.

Dental Implantology: Laser-assisted implant placement avoids the need for extensive surgery and thus minimizes post-operative discomfort.

Your comfort is always our #1 concern.

If you believe you are a candidate for laser dentistry, Contact Us today for more information about this remarkable technology.

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