Lasers of varying intensities are used for several purposes in dentistry. They have effectively been used in the treatment of cavities, gum diseases, detecting and treating oral cancer, teeth whitening procedures, etc. At Avenue Dental, we use lasers that are tested safe and approved by the ADA so that our patients do not experience any pain or discomfort during the procedures.
Treating cavities using laser
When you visit the dentist to get your cavities treated, you may have noticed them using a hand-held scaling device to get rid of the tartar deposits and the decay. While this is a slightly invasive procedure, we have a worthy alternative that is safe and doesn’t affect the structure of your teeth. We use a highly powerful laser to remove the tartar deposits and eliminate the microbes in them. After this, the dentist can place a suitable filling material in it to restore the tooth.
Laser therapy for healthier gums
Gum diseases such as periodontitis and gingivitis cause such severe symptoms that they affect your entire oral health. Some of the prominent symptoms are the decay of tissues, discharge of pus and blood from the gums, receding gum line, deeper gum pockets, severe bad breath, etc. We use laser therapy to remove the decayed gum tissues and halt the spread of the infection. Further, healthy tissues can be extracted from a different part of the mouth and grafted to the receded area. Also, if patients have excessive growth of gums, which causes a condition called ‘gummy smile’, a laser can be used to remove excess tissues and give you a perfect smile.
Laser to treat root canal infection
Root canal infection is caused when the dental pulp within the tooth gets infected by the microbes in the mouth. This usually occurs in the case of deep cavities or external trauma to the teeth, which may crack or break them. The conventional way of treating a root canal infection is to make a hole in the tooth and remove the decayed tissues. But, using highly powerful and precise lasers, the infection-causing bacteria can be eliminated, and the tissues can be removed effectively.
To have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Pyle, please schedule an online appointment or call us at (765) 288-6121, and we will be happy to help.