We don’t just use advanced technology to obtain a diagnosis. Along with our digital x-rays and intraoral camera, we can use laser technology as part of our treatment. With this, we can take on cold sores and even gum disease. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist is taking a look at advanced laser dentistry.
The Biolase Epic Hygiene ™ Diode Laser
Our team uses the Biolase Epic Hygiene™ Diode Laser, which uses a specially calibrated beam of light to address soft tissues concerns. Our team can use these to tackle general dental issues, and even offer cosmetic improvement. If you have a severe case of periodontal disease, we can help manage the issue too. Lasers provide treatment with unrivaled precision and accuracy, targeting tissues to avoid damage to healthy ones. You rarely require anesthesia either! The technology also cauterizes the treated areas, so your smile heals quickly and you usually return to normal activities after a day of rest. You also have a reduced risk of bleeding, swelling, and infection too.
Cold and Canker Sores
Cold sores form on your lips and are visible to the world. Caused by the herpes simplex virus, these will eventually go away but could stay in place for days. But with this technology, we can shrink them so they vanish after, and are less likely or reappear in the treated area in the future. Canker sores, which form in the interior of the mouth, can also be a source of discomfort. Again, we can shrink and remove them with advanced technology.
When periodontal disease reaches a more advanced stage, this could leave your smile vulnerable to uncomfortable symptoms and even an increased risk of tooth loss. Which is why treatment is necessary to manage it. With dental lasers, our team can remove disease tissues so healthy ones can adhere to the teeth. This closes periodontal pockets and moving forward, we can manage the disease with routine cleanings every three to four months, and with good oral hygiene habits.
If you have a smile that displays too much gum tissue or has an uneven gum line, we can use this technology to conduct a contouring procedure, trimming away excess tissues and reshaping the gum line. All of this takes one visit to complete, and helps you enjoy a more appropriate smile!
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY
We would like to help you enjoy a smile that makes you feel proud and confident! If you would like to find out more about improving the health and beauty of your smile, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.