Laser Dentistry and Gum Disease Treatment in Flower Mound, Texas

Minimally-Invasive Laser Gum Treatment

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Smiles Family Dental offers the latest minimally-invasive laser gum treatment options for patients in Flower Mound. Laser gum disease treatment uses a technology that has been in use for decades. It is performed using advanced equipment, such as the WaterLase® MD and PerioLase® MVP-7. Each of these systems is effective for various procedures that are pain-free, less-invasive alternatives to traditional surgical treatments.

What Is Laser Dentistry?

waterlase-systemLaser dental treatments are becoming commonplace for treating progressive gum disease. As your gums get worse, they may be red, swollen, or tender. You may notice bleeding. Bad breath, temperature sensitivity, and, ultimately, gum recession and loose/shifting teeth may become noticeable. The WaterLase system is unique in that it uses a combination of laser, water, and air energy. Concentrated water streams react with water molecules in teeth; the system can be used to painlessly cut through a tooth.

Your Flower Mound dentist may also use the PerioLase® MVP-7, a digital laser system that offers the flexibility of seven pulse durations. It’s, therefore, suitable for many types of laser-tissue interactions and different procedures. Parameters are pre-set for 20 of them, so all the dentist must do is select the settings from an on-screen menu.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Lasers may be used by a periodontal disease dentist or cosmetic dentist. The benefits over traditional procedures include:

  • Minimally-invasive: No scalpels or other cutting instruments are needed on sensitive tissues.
  • Virtually pain-free: Little heat is produced, and laser precision minimizes discomfort.
  • Less equipment needed: Drills, scalpels, or sutures or stitches are not necessary.
  • Hemostasis: Stops bleeding quickly and protects areas being treated.
  • Faster recovery: Laser treatment reduces healing time.

Uses of Laser Therapy

Smiles Family Dental uses lasers for a variety of treatments, so your Flower Mound dentist or periodontist may include laser therapy for a range of procedures.

  • Tooth/gum repair: Lasers are now often used during root canals. They can remove decayed areas and bacteria. Gum areas treated with a laser generally heal faster, and patients experience less discomfort during and after the procedure.
  • Gum disease treatment: We can effectively sterilize infected gum tissues using the LANAP® protocol. The laser eliminates bacteria from below the gum line. Better yet, no incisions are needed, making it easier for gums to heal and become healthy once again.
  • Frenectomy: The frenum can be a source of oral health problems. This thin tissue between the top front teeth and under the tongue can be targeted by a laser to address any issues. Lasers help make this periodontal treatment relatively pain-free and fast.
  • Crown lengthening: Dentists sometimes need to reshape bone or even out the gum line. Lasers enable crown lengthening without the invasive and uncomfortable nature of traditional surgical techniques. There is no cutting, and no stitches are required.

Advanced Dental Technology in Flower Mound, TX

For more information on virtually pain-free, minimally invasive laser gum treatment and dental procedures, contact our Flower Mound dentistry team at (972) 346-1100 or request an appointment online.

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