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When feasible a laser may be utilized to expose tooth structure. The procedure involves the use of light energy to remove the desired amount of gum tissue without contacting bone. This results in adequate crown length and a more aesthetic smile. Watch the movie below to learn more.
Laser Bacterial Decontamination (Movie on Right)
When periodontal disease develops the pathologic bacteria can become embedded in the gum line, creating an infection. In addition to affecting the gum, ligament, and bone, this bacterium can enter the blood stream and influence systemic health conditions. A laser may be recommended to treat your periodontal infection. The laser uses light energy to target only the causative bacteria and infected gum tissue. The desired result is healthier shallow pockets.
Laser Frenectomy (Movie on Right)
An individual’s tong movement can be restricted by a lingual muscle attachment adversely affecting speech or creating spacing between teeth. An option to correct this condition is using a laser to release the muscle constriction allowing the tongue to proper movement.
Laser Frenectomy Lip (Movie on Right)
A maxillary anterior frenectomy is recommended when a muscle attachment contributes to tooth separation or restricted lip movement. An option to correct this condition is using a laser to release the muscle constriction allowing the lip adequate movement and orthodontic reposition to close the space.
Laser Implant Restoration (Movie on Right)
Prior to placing the final restoration, a laser can be used to remove any excess gum tissue. The removal of this tissue can facilitate the accuracy of the impression, aiding in an accurate grown fit.
Laser Ulcer Treatment (Movie Below)
A laser can be used in the ablation of oral mucosa that causes abnormal irritation or pain. This is a minimally invasive procedure that requires little to no local anesthetic.
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