Laser Dentistry: Optimizing Comfort and Precision
Having extensively studied and trained in laser dentistry, our Shoreline Dental Care dentists use lasers to perform cosmetic gum lifts, crown lengthening, tooth decay removal, and periodontal therapy at both our West Haven, CT and Milford, CT dental offices. Lasers work by producing a beam of concentrated light. The light beam sterilizes soft tissue and seals blood vessels, minimizing the risk of infection and excessive bleeding.
Dr. Tartagni is able to use laser dentistry to deliver precise treatments that are more comfortable in a shorter time. There are several positive benefits to receiving laser dentistry treatment:
- Anesthesia is not required for many laser dentistry treatments
- Recovery time post-treatment is generally much quicker than with traditional dental treatment
- Laser dentistry treatments are often more comfortable for patients
- The risk of bacterial infection is lowered due to the precision of laser dentistry treatments
Lasers maximize patient comfort because they are minimally invasive. For example, if you need gum therapy, our Periolase laser will greatly enhance the re-growth of healthy tissue around your teeth and efficiently remove the bacteria responsible for gum disease.
Periolase Laser Revolutionizes Gum Therapy
Gum disease, technically known as periodontal disease, is a chronic, degenerative condition that, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Fact Sheet, affects “most” Americans. Left untreated, gum disease can escalate to cause tooth loss, and it has been linked to heart disease, stroke, and complications for diabetics and pregnant women. Severe periodontal disease can leave behind damage that must be removed before healing can begin. In the past, surgical removal of damaged gums by a scalpel, followed by tissue grafts and packing the gums, offered the only solution. Now patients are excited to learn that the Periolase has revolutionized soft tissue therapy.
If your gums have been compromised by periodontal disease, our Periolase can quickly remove damaged tissue, and your body will naturally regenerate healthy tissue. Treatment requires about two, two-hour visits and two follow-up visits. Laser therapy results in virtually no recovery period because it’s minimally invasive, and no sutures are required because the laser seals treated areas immediately. Furthermore, 98 percent of patients treated with Periolase have a stable condition after five years, whereas with traditional gum surgery, only five percent remain stable. Periodontal therapy has never been easier, cleaner, quicker, or more convenient and effective.
In addition to alleviating damaged gum tissue, the Periolase can re-contour gums for crown placement or aesthetics. Other soft tissue procedures, as well as some hard tissue procedures, are possible with this innovative tool. For more information on Periolase and how it can enhance your dental care, contact us with your questions. We look forward to celebrating your healthy smile!
When it comes to your smile, the old saying “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” has never been more true. It’s extremely important to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Our dentists thoroughly examine all aspects of your oral health to determine whether or not intervention is necessary.