Precision Results with Laser Dentistry
At North Shores Dental , we offer laser dentistry procedures as a potential alternative for some treatments. Instead of using a dental drill, our general dentists Drs. Reyes, Corrigan, Pham and Pahota can use laser dentistry to deliver precision results. Treatments using dental lasers may be more comfortable and have been shown to minimize post-procedural symptoms like swelling.
Laser dentistry offers several potential benefits:
- Less anesthesia may be required for many laser dentistry treatments
- Recovery time post-treatment is generally quicker
- Laser dentistry treatments are often more comfortable for patients
- The risk of bacterial infection is lowered due to the instant sterilization lasers provide
For patients who need surgery for severe gum disease that cannot be cured with antibiotics or other treatment methods, Dr. Reyes and his Toronto dental will perform a gingivectomy using laser dentistry procedures.
A gingivectomy is a surgical procedure that removes and reshapes loose, diseased gum tissue to get rid of pockets between the teeth and gums. After a gingivectomy, it will often be easier for patients to keep their teeth and gums clean.
This laser dentistry procedure has many different names, including laser gum reshaping, gum surgery, gum contouring, and dental crown lengthening.
Even if someone has straight, healthy, and symmetrical teeth, the beauty of their smile could be overshadowed if the gum line is uneven or falls too far below the lips. If you’re suffering from a “gummy smile”, laser dentistry could be the right solution for your smile. Relapse is possible, but not the norm.
Cold Sore Treatment
For patients suffering from cold sore or canker sores, our dentists often recommends laser dentistry treatment. This laser dentistry treatment works by heating the sore lesion in order to kill the virus and stimulate your body’s healing. Treatment typically lasts about 15 minutes, and most patients feel better immediately following their appointment.
An orthodontic evaluation will give you the ability to plan ahead for your child’s future dental needs, including clear or metal braces.