What is Laser Dentistry?
A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. Since the early 1990s, dentists have been using lasers in the mouth in conjunction with traditional handpieces and instruments in order to perform many different procedures. Our office is equipped with several different types of specialized dental lasers which allow us to provide care to our patients using the latest technology.
How does Dr. DiPalma use lasers?
Our office uses dental lasers to :
- reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores.
- expose partially erupted wisdom teeth.
- remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement.
- manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures.
- remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications.
- perform biopsy procedures.
- remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
- remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.
- help treat infections in root canals.
- speed up tooth whitening procedures.
- enhance smiles or treat “gummy smiles”
What are the benefits of using dental lasers?
There are several advantages. Dr. DiPalma may not need to use a drill or administer anesthesia in some procedures, allowing our patients to enjoy a more relaxed dental experience. Laser procedures can also be more precise, and can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies. Finally, lasers allow us to reduce the amount of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in tooth cavities control bleeding during surgery.
Are dental lasers safe?
Very. Dr. DiPalma is properly trained to use lasers in several different applications by the manufacturers of our laser equipment. He has completed many hours of advanced training in the use of lasers, has many years of experience with laser treatments, and continues to build his credentials by staying abreast of the latest innovations, technologies, and capabilities of modern laser dentistry.
Schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about whether or not laser dentistry is an appropriate treatment for you!
*Can be done with Sedation Dentistry