Not a fan of dental drills? Do needles make you feel squeamish? Laser dentistry is a modern way to treat dental problems that eliminates the need for drills or needles. Procedures with laser dentistry are painless and more comfortable than traditional procedures. They also offer faster healing times, minimized bleeding, more accurate treatment, and fewer side effects for patients.
Learn more about the types of laser dentistry below:
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Soft tissue refers to gum tissues or other soft tissues in the mouth. Gum recontouring, or crown lengthening is a popular procedure which treats a “gummy” smile. Frenectomies, or tongue-ties which can impede speech, can also be treated. Soft tissue lasers can also be used in the treatment of gum disease, gum inflammation, cold sores, and benign tumors.
Hard Tissue Laser Dentistry
Hard tissue refers to the actual tooth structure in the mouth. This type of laser dentistry addresses cavities and tooth decay, treats tooth sensitivity, and can be used in other restorative procedures. Dental lasers that treat hard tissue often use heat and water to treat these problems, and are a great option for patients who may have dental anxiety. Because laser dentistry is painless and does not use drills or needles, patients are comfortable during the procedure.
Schedule an Appointment
If you are interested in laser dentistry in Mount Pleasant, MI, call Dr. Raymond Ribitch and his team at 989.200.3896. Dr. Ribitch will be happy to address any questions or concerns you may have about laser dentistry, or any of our comprehensive dental services.