"Didn't have to have the drill! The dentist used a laser!"
Laser dentistry has been used for many years to treat several different dental conditions. At our office, Dr. Melissa uses two different dental lasers to treat your individual needs. Some of the procedures performed with a laser include:
- Treatment of cavities
- Desensitization of teeth
- Flapless bony crown lengthening
- Pain relief of ulcerations
- Remove excess gum tissue
- Remove gum lesions for biopsy
- Remove frenums
- Laser assisted periodontal treatment
In addition, Dr. Melissa utilizes the Picasso Lite Laser. This is a soft tissue diode laser that can gently perform numerous gum treatments with little or no bleeding. When the laser is used, healing time is faster than with traditional gum therapy because the area is being decontaminated as it is being treated. The dental laser is a high tech instrument, useful for many procedures that previously required referral to a specialist. Ask Dr. Melissa today how the laser can be used in your mouth!
Another laser we commonly use is the DIAGNOdent Cavity Detection Laser. DIAGNOdent is the revolutionary new way to find even the smallest areas of tooth decay. It is another tool we can use to find dental decay before the naked eye can "see" a problem or our explorer can "feel a stick." By using this technology Dr. Melissa is able to target and treat your problem areas before they turn into large issues that may require more complicated procedures. The DIAGNOdent is a completely painless laser used to detect pit and fissure cavities in the chewing surfaces of teeth. Its energy level is similar to that of a laser pointer; the laser beam is harmless to surrounding tissues.