Laser Dentistry

Precise Laser Dentistry in Aurora, CO

After decades of research, Laser Dentistry became popular in the 90s when the proper laser wavelength was determined to cut soft tissues. Today, laser dental tools are more affordable and effective, catering to a wide variety of dental treatments. It is the future of oral surgery, which is why Southland Smiles offers laser dentistry in Aurora, CO, along with other advanced dental technologies.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is the use of lasers to treat various dental issues. It offers a more comfortable patient experience for various dental treatments involving hard or soft tissue. Laser tools produce light energy in a very focused and narrow beam. When this laser light comes into contact with tissue, it reacts, causing the tissue to be removed or shaped.

Lasers can be used in various dental treatments, including tooth decay removal, hypersensitivity treatment, gum disease treatment, and teeth whitening. Other laser procedures include the following:

  1. Removing benign tumors from the gums, palate, or sides of the lips.
  2. Removing tissue overgrowth in the throat that causes difficulty in breathing problems like sleep apnea.
  3. Regenerating damaged blood vessels, nerves, and scars.
  4. Treating the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) to lessen the pain and inflammation.
  5. Healing cold sores and reducing the pain associated with them.

Laser treatments are precise and efficient. They are less invasive and more comfortable than many other dental procedures. Some laser treatments may also be cost-effective since they require fewer sessions.

What are the Types of Lasers in Dentistry?

Southland Smiles offers laser dentistry in Aurora, CO for various dental treatments using soft and hard tissue lasers. Most procedures require one or the other, but some require both kinds.

The tooth structure can be sliced through by hard tissue lasers. Their wavelengths are absorbed by a certain mineral present in teeth mixed with water. The most common uses for these lasers are in tooth preparation or shaping for composite bonding, tooth filling repair, and tooth structure removal.

On the other hand, soft tissue lasers are used to treat gum diseases. They kill the germs in your gums and stimulate the regeneration of tissue that encourages quicker recovery. While penetrating the tissue, soft tissue lasers seal blood vessels and nerve terminals. Because of this, many people have virtually no pain following the laser treatment.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Dental laser procedures have many advantages over other treatments, including the following:

  1. Soft tissue lasers help reduce the need for sutures (stitches).
  2. Lasers minimize bleeding by encouraging blood clotting.
  3. Some laser treatments do not require anesthesia.
  4. The laser sterilizes the surgical area, reducing the risk of bacterial infections.
  5. Lasers encourage tissue regeneration so wounds can heal more quickly.
  6. Laser dental treatments cause less harm to the surrounding tissues.

Precise and Efficient Dental Procedures

Southland Smiles has qualified dental professionals to perform precise, efficient, and safe dental laser treatments. If you need laser dentistry in Aurora, CO to help with your dental issues, you can call or visit our clinic.

Scheduling a dental appointment with Dr. Keturka is easy. Just call 720-782-8639 or click here to schedule today. We look forward to serving you and establishing excellent dental health.