What are the Advantages of Laser Therapy?
- Laser use has been proven to be safe and effective
- A lot of times, lasers allow for more conservative restorations – with minimal or no local anesthesia
- Laser treatments are more comfortable than treatment with conventional instruments
- Gum tissue may be removed without bleeding and swelling, reducing post-operative discomfort
- Lasers destroy bacteria during tissue removal
Conservative and Comfortable Laser Performed Restorations
Dr. Banchik is on the cutting edge of technology, and uses a laser that enables him to safely and precisely perform minimally invasive and, in certain cases, anesthetic free, dental treatment. Please call our office to see if you are a candidate for these highly conservative dental treatments!
Gum Disease Treatment
Gum disease, a leading cause of tooth loss for adults, destroys gums and the bone that supports the teeth, potentially resulting in tooth loss. In our office, we use a soft tissue laser in conjunction with traditional methods to improve the health of your teeth and gums.
Soft tissue laser therapy presents many advantages. The laser disinfects the gum pocket, clearing out the disease-causing bacteria. The laser beam seals the blood vessels and nerve ending as it cuts away damaged tissue, so bleeding is minimal. Trauma is reduced, so most patients feel better and have less swelling or post-operative discomfort following treatment.
Gummy Smile Correction / Laser Gum Contouring
Dr. Banchik can skillfully and conservatively remove overgrown or excessive gum tissue and lengthen teeth, causing dramatic improvement in the cosmetic appearance of a smile. The laser can also even out uneven gum tissue levels, resulting in a youthful, healthy, and esthetically pleasing appearance for your smile. This treatment is performed under local anesthesia, and has very minimal post-operative recovery time. The laser therapy offers many advantages over traditional methods, such as less bleeding and discomfort.
Crown lengthening is a surgical procedure that exposes a greater amount of tooth structure in order to properly restore the tooth with a restoration (usually a crown), or to allow access to remove carious lesions (tooth decay) underneath the gum close to bone.
Other Laser Treatments
- Removal of oral lesions such as fibromas or papillomas
- Frenectomy (“tongue-tie” release) for orthodontic or periodontal indications
- Apthous Ulcer (“canker sore”) treatments
- Cold sore (Oral herpes lesion) treatment
- Treatment of minor mouth and gum irritations