Our dental laser technology enables us to give you the smile you’ve always dreamed of, without the long recovery time that follows traditional surgery.
Another advantage of the technology is that it does not require incisions or sutures. As a result, patients experience less pain and discomfort overall in comparison to surgery.
We use a laser to treat a variety of dental conditions. The most common procedures we offer are listed below.
Apthous Ulcer Removal
Commonly known as canker sores, apthous ulcers can be very painful and take a long time to heal. Treating them with a laser will decrease discomfort and greatly speed up healing time.
Treatment of Herpetic Lesion
Also known as herpes, a herpetic lesion is an infectious sore that may cause recurrent infections. Not only are they painful, they can also be embarrassing or unsightly. As with the apthous ulcer, laser technology will decrease discomfort and speed up healing time.
One amazing benefit of a frenectomy, the removal of a muscle attachment between two tissues in the mouth, is to release the lingual tissue beneath the tongue for those who are “tongue tied.” In addition to improving enunciation and speech, this enables the tongue to properly clean the posterior teeth. (When the tongue sweeps or rubs up against the teeth, it is essentially removing bacteria and tartar buildup. When someone is “tongue tied,” the tongue cannot reach the back teeth, which makes those teeth more susceptible to decay issues.)
When people bite their cheek or tongue, it will likely heal on its own. However, sometimes people continue to re-bite that same area over and over again, causing a permanent fibroma. When a fibroma does not go away naturally, it continues to get traumatized (bitten) and becomes larger in size until it needs to be professionally removed. In the past, the way to treat the fibroma was to surgically remove it with a scalpel and suture the wound. With laser technology, there is no need for an incision or sutures, so a fibroma can be removed with less discomfort and faster healing times.
A hemangioma is a noncancerous growth formed by the collection of blood vessels and appears as a small bluish or purplish spot on the lips. Some are not visible and require no treatment, while others are slightly visible. Before lasers, there was virtually no good treatment for hemangioma. Now, with lasers, we can get rid of them in as little as two weeks. Once we remove a hemangioma with a laser, a very small scab forms. After a couple of weeks the scab falls off and the hemangioma is gone.