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29

How Soft Tissue Laser Treatment Can Improve Your Smile

Posted in Periodontics

Soft tissue lasers are becoming increasingly common in the modern dental practice. Their use is simple, comfortable, and can be used for a variety of different oral health needs. The treatment doesn’t require any anesthesia and in most cases can be completed in less than a few minutes.

Treatment of aphthous ulcers and cold sores

A bothersome cold sore or ulcer can take up to two weeks before it’s completely healed. Or, you can see your dentist, and have instant relief. Just a few seconds of laser treatment can reverse the inflammation and irritation caused by oral lesions. It almost feels as if your sore has been healed instantly. 

Managing periodontal disease

Lasers are also useful for eliminating live bacteria inside of the gum pockets around diseased teeth. Following a dental cleaning, a laser can be placed within the periodontal pocket to speed up the healing process and prevent further pocket formation. It can be used in conjunction with gum disease treatments to produce more dramatic results. 

Tissue recontouring

Improving the contour of your gumlines may be a cosmetic issue, or necessary for treatments such as crowns or veneers. Unlike surgical tissue recontouring, laser recontouring takes only a few minutes and has relatively no recovery time. Adjusting the contour of your teeth can help them appear more even, and provide more exposed tooth structure for larger restorations like crowns.

Having soft tissue laser therapy often results in little to no discomfort following your treatment. Healing times are dramatically reduced as well! The next time you need oral surgery, gum therapy, or any type of tissue treatment – ask your dentist how soft tissue lasers can help.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Marianna Weiner, Envy Smile Dental Spa

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