Besides the qualifications and experience of your dental team, the latest technologies transform the care you receive from your dentist. At JL Dental, we embrace emerging innovations to provide our patients with the best services possible. Among one of the many advancements you will find in our office is a soft tissue laser. Although it may be small, it has created big changes for several dental treatments, especially those relating to gum disease. Now, you can enjoy more precise results with virtually no pain.
Typically, gum disease is treated using a procedure called scaling and root planing, which removes harmful tartar buildup and smooths the root surfaces using special dental tools to allow the gingival tissue to heal. Advanced stages of the infection often required a scalpel and sutures to repair the damaged tissue. A soft tissue laser makes the traditional procedures virtually obsolete.
A highly concentrated beam of light energy precisely targets the treatment area. This gives your dentist a greater level of control to only remove the diseased tissue while leaving the healthy areas untouched. Besides more accurate results, the laser offers many additional benefits as well, such as less post-operative risks and a quicker recovery.
A soft tissue laser gives us pinpoint accuracy to treat diseased tissue while also offering other advantages as well, such as a reduced risk of infection. The laser sterilizes as it cuts to kill 99% of bacteria. This not only treats gum disease but also lowers the risk of infection while you heal.
You will also experience less bleeding than when a scalpel is used. The laser cauterizes while it cuts to minimize any bleeding. You will enjoy a quicker recovery, more effective results, and several other benefits, such as:
A soft tissue laser now holds an invaluable role in treating gum disease, but that is not the only dental issue it treats. In fact, the Food and Drug Administration has approved soft tissue lasers safe for use in both children and adults, allowing them to be used for several purposes, such as:
You deserve to benefit from the best when it comes to your dental care. You need a modern practice that embraces the latest technology, procedures, and treatments. JL Dental is proud to remain current with the latest innovations in dentistry to help you achieve optimal oral health.
If you have gum disease or another dental issue, contact our office today to see if a soft tissue laser can help you.