Dental lasers are a modern general dentistry treatment method used on the mouth’s soft tissues. Patients with tongue or lip-tie, gum disease, or a need for gum grafting benefit from dental lasers. The Dentists of Newtown provide patients with laser dentistry treatments in Newtown, PA. Laser dentistry offers a safe and comfortable way for our patients to receive the necessary treatments.
Dental lasers offer a modern and comfortable way to treat various dental problems. Laser dentistry offers precise and painless treatment while eliminating the need for sutures. Dental laser treatments also have quick healing times.
Laser Dentistry Treatment
Multiple treatments can be performed using dental lasers, including:
- Frenectomies: Patients who have tongue-tie or lip-tie benefit from treatment with dental lasers. Dental lasers can be used to cut the band of tissue that connects the tongue tip to the mouth or the upper lip to the gums. After their frenectomy treatment, patients have a better range of movement.
- Gum Contouring: Dental lasers can remove the problematic soft tissue if patients have infected gum tissue or even a gummy smile. A gummy smile occurs when there is excess gum tissue above the top teeth or below the bottom teeth. Lasers can contour the gums to show more of the tooth enamel for an aesthetically pleasing cosmetic result. Dental lasers can also remove areas of gum infection and prevent the spread of periodontitis, or gum disease.
- Gum Grafting: Patients with receding gums who need more healthy gum tissue may consider gum grafting. During gum grafting treatment, we remove healthy tissue from one area of the mouth and place it in another. We can use dental lasers to treat grafting without pain or bleeding.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
Laser dentistry is one of the best advancements in dental technology. Learn more by reading the answers to these frequently asked questions.
Does laser dentistry hurt?
No, laser dentistry helps to make previously painful treatment options virtually painless. Many patients don’t even need local anesthesia when getting laser dentistry treatment. No scalpels or stitches are involved, which are some of the most painful features of soft tissue surgery.
Do dental lasers have radiation?
No, dental lasers don’t use radiation. They just use amplified light to do their tasks. Sunlight can cause more harm than dental lasers do.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Yes, it’s minimally invasive and safer than procedures done with a scalpel. We’ll guide you through the process and ensure that proper precautions are taken before the procedure. For instance, we provide you with protective eyewear while we’re using the laser.
What foods should I avoid after getting laser dentistry?
For the first few days after the procedure, avoid using tobacco, drinking alcohol, and eating spicy foods. While recovery from laser treatment is virtually painless, the tissue can still be sore or irritated. Consuming these things increase your chances of pain, bruising, and swelling.
Will my insurance cover laser dental treatment?
It depends on your insurance and the laser procedure you’re moving forward with. Insurance is less likely to cover cosmetic uses like gum contouring. They’ll likely cover at least a portion of the periodontal disease and frenectomies treatment because it’s for oral health. We can call your insurance company and inquire about their coverage for laser procedures.
Am I a good candidate for laser dental treatment?
Most patients are eligible for laser dentistry. We’ll perform a thorough evaluation of your oral and overall medical wellness. You may not be eligible for treatment with severe general health issues. We’ll also ensure that your gums can benefit from laser gum treatment.
Request a Dental Appointment
Contact our dental office if you want a more comfortable way to treat tongue-tie, lip-tie, gum disease, a gummy smile, or gum recession. Please let us know if you have additional questions about your specific options for treatment. Schedule a dental consultation with our team online today. You can also call our dental office at 267-692-2394.