Lasers

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The word “laser” is an acronym for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.”

Lasers are minimally invasive and involve less tissue removal than conventional methods. Lasers seal off blood vessels and nerve endings so that there is less bleeding and pain

We use lasers in the treatment of periodontal (gum) disease to clean or “debride” unhealthy gum tissue. When gum tissue detach from teeth causing “pocket formation” it allows the formation of bacterial plaque and calculus which not only causes, but also perpetuates periodontal pockets. Laser removal of the diseased lining of the periodontal pocket aid in promoting new attachment and healing.

Lasers are quite successful in removal of diseases gum tissue and its reshaping primarily for aesthetic purposes. Soft tissue lasers are excellent for removal of a “frenum” — a small fold of tissue that restricts motion. In some cases excessively large fronds of connective tissue cause separation of the upper front teeth, or under the tongue causing “tongue-ties.”

They can also be used to seal painful “aphthous” ulcers.

Laser assisted crown lengthening

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Sometimes, decay on a tooth is so deep that it extends below the gum and into the bone. Teeth can also fracture below the gum line making it difficult to gain access to the area for crown fabrication.Crown Lengthening or Crown elongation is a minor surgery with the use of laser and in most cases will be done without the use of local anesthesia. There is minimal post operative discomfort with minimal to no blood loss. Lasers also help with faster recovery to the area as they allow precision and accuracy without the need for blades and sutures.

Gummy Smile correction

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Laser gum therapy

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