At Jones Lake Dental, we constantly search for treatment methods and tools to make procedures more successful, easier, and less painful for our patients. When we find a way that technology can improve your experience, we take notice.
One of those treatments is laser dentistry. Lasers provide accurate, less invasive treatment to replace traditional surgical methods. Lasers often decrease healing time, cause less discomfort, and provide better results.
Tooth Sensitivity Treatment
Do you have extremely sensitive teeth? Toothpastes and fluoride treatments can help, but extreme sensitivity can really make certain foods like ice cream and cold beverages uncomfortable. Recently, dentists discovered that a few minutes with the laser on the sensitive areas of your teeth can effectively reduce or eliminate tooth sensitivity for up to years at a time.
Laser sensitivity treatment prior to whitening can make improving your smile much more comfortable.
Gingival (Gum) Contouring
Do you have a gummy smile or an area where your gums look overgrown? We can use our laser to perform gingival contouring to improve the appearance of your gums and smile. Gingival contouring using a laser has some big advantages: lasers cause less bleeding and discomfort, and allow for faster healing times than traditional surgeries.
Uneven gums could come from tooth growth, orthodontics, periodontal disease, or genetics. Laser gum contouring makes permanent reshaping easy and it only takes one to two hours.
Gingival contouring can dramatically improve the appearance of your smile and give you an extra boost of confidence when facing the world!
Aphthous Ulcers (Canker Sores)
Canker sores may come from the foods you eat, stress, trauma, vitamin deficiencies, or a compromised immune system, and they can occur anywhere inside your mouth. Because canker sores can be quite painful, you may need to avoid certain acidic or irritating foods until they heal.
Canker sores generally go away on their own, but treatment with a laser can provide immediate relief and destroys the virus that causes them. Laser treatment prevents the sore from growing in size and helps to expedite healing.
Periodontal Disease Treatment
Your gums should fit snugly next to your teeth, but when you have periodontal disease, bacteria and plaque can create pockets of infection around your tooth. Traditionally, we needed to clean these pockets manually, removing any infection and diseased tissue. In some cases, we even needed to perform surgery to remove all signs of disease and then give you stitches. With laser dentistry, we can treat stubborn periodontal pockets without surgery, which means faster, more comfortable healing! Lasers promote healthy tissue growth and discourage infections.
Are You Interested in Laser Dentistry? Call Today!
Laser dentistry is a great way to get the treatment you need without long recovery times and painful surgery. At Jones Lake Dental, we look forward to providing you with effective, comfortable laser dentistry to improve your health.
Call our Moncton dental office today to schedule your evaluation with Dr. Matt Bradshaw.