A dental laser cauterizes as it cuts to decrease pain, invasiveness, and recovery time.
Our holistic dentists even use dental lasers to detect cavities as soon as possible. Continue reading to learn more about our Lake Leelenau laser dentist!
Lake Leelanau Laser Dentistry
Periodontal Disease Treatment
If you have bleeding or receding gums, your dentist may diagnose you with periodontal disease. Fortunately, our dentists are able to use lasers to mitigate the effects of periodontal disease on your oral health. Laser treatment works by removing infected gum tissue around your tooth roots. Our dentists are then able to do scaling and root planing to help gums reattach to teeth. We can also use laser treatment to reshape gum tissue for a more healthy and attractive smile.
Cold Sore Treatment
The heat of the dental laser destroys the herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores while triggering your body’s natural ability to heal itself. The sooner you see your dentist, the more likely we’ll be able to keep your cold sores under control. However, even if you come in late, laser therapy will take away the discomfort of a cold sore and help it heal faster.
Cavity Detection and Fillings
If you’re afraid of the sound of drilling, we may recommend laser dentistry. We’re able to use a hard-tissue laser to remove tooth decay. Once the cavity is removed, we restore the tooth with a white filling free of mercury. We also use lasers to detect cavities in their early stages.
To learn more about how laser dentistry could be used during your next appointment, call (231) 256-9142.