Dental technology is rapidly advancing -- and it’s happening almost at the speed of light with dental lasers. Laser dentistry allows your dentist to perform a number of soft and hard tissue procedures more efficiently and comfortably than ever before.
Dr. Brenda Gong and our team are happy to be able to offer our patients better dentistry with the Picasso Plus laser. Keep reading to find out more about the Picasso, and how laser dentistry is changing the game at Accent Family Dentistry!
About Laser Dentistry: How It Works
A laser is a concentrated beam of light, and when it comes into contact with hard and soft tissues in the mouth, it produces a reaction. Lasers allow your dentist to remove or reshape oral tissues with extreme precision -- with more control than is possible a traditional scalpel alone. Laser dentistry is proven to be safe and effective for a number of procedures, from treating canker sores to healing periodontal tissue after gum disease.
Dr. Gong may use the laser in the following treatments.
- Reduce discomfort and treatment of canker sores
- Remove diseased gum tissue after periodontal disease
- Expose an impacted wisdom tooth
- Remove excess gum tissue to correct a gummy smile
- Perform biopsies of abnormal tissue
- In conjunction with teeth whitening treatments
- Treating infections
- Remove overgrowth of tissue
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry offers increased comfort in all procedures, and may even eliminate the need for anesthesia in some cases. It can also eliminate the need for a drill. Bleeding is minimized with laser dentistry, and there is no need for sutures following any procedure.
Because the laser sanitizes as it works, it can also speed up healing and prevent the risk of reinfection in periodontal therapy. When used in conjunction with other dental tools, the laser can speed up treatment times and allow for improved results -- like with professional teeth whitening treatments.
About The Picasso Laser
Accent Family Dentistry is equipped with the Picasso laser, which is a real leader in laser dentistry. It offers 7.0 watts of power and operates using wireless foot control, so Dr. Gong can carefully regulate just the amount of power she’s using. This particular laser is good for soft and hard procedures, meaning it performs a wider range of treatments than other lasers.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
If you need periodontal therapy, laser teeth whitening, or any of the other procedures listed above -- or if you would just like to visit the dentist’s office that makes use of the latest in dental technology -- we invite you to request an appointment at Accent Family Dentistry today!