If you have cold or canker sores, or if you suffer from advanced periodontal disease, then you need treatment to bring relief and safeguard your smile. For treatment with precision and comfort, we could opt for laser dentistry. In today’s blog, your Greenview, MN, dentist talks about our use of laser dentistry.
Treating Cold and Canker Sores
Cold sores appear on our lips and is brought on by the herpes simplex virus, meaning they’re very contagious. They will go away on their own, but this could take several days or weeks, and in the meantime they can be quite uncomfortable and embarrassing. Canker sores appear in the interior of the moth, and are a source of discomfort. While creams and certain medications can help, the use of lasers can help our team shrink them to help them vanish much faster. This also limits their ability to return in the same area.
When you have excessive gingival tissues on display, this could make teeth appear small or uneven. Using laser dentistry, we can conduct a gum contouring procedure to remove these excess tissues and reshape the gum line to improve overall symmetry. In one visit, we can offer a dramatic smile transformation.
If you have a more advanced case of periodontal disease, you could eventually suffer from periodontitis, the stage linked to adult tooth loss. However, we could employ dental lasers to remove the diseased tissue and allow healthy ones to adhere to the teeth again. This means we can manage the disease moving forward with traditional cleanings every three to four months, so you enjoy an attractive and healthy smile, without the risk of losing your teeth.
The Benefits of This Technology
As you can see, our Biolase Epic Hygiene™ diode laser can offer treatment for general issues, as well as cosmetic and periodontal concerns too. The technology can target areas with precision, preventing damage to healthy tissues. Since they cauterize the area, this means little risk of bleeding, swelling, or infection. The procedure takes one visit, and most people return to normal activities after only a day of rest. No need for scalpels and sutures, so the area heals much faster!
If you have any questions about how we treat oral health concerns with our advanced laser technology, or about scheduling a checkup and cleaning visit, then contact our team today.
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT DENTAL LASERS
We’re ready to offer treatment with precision and accuracy using advanced technology. If you would like to find more about the technology we use to improve oral health, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.