Do you have an unsightly cold sore, or issues with a gummy smile? What about the presence of gum disease? For all of these concerns, we can offer relief and improved oral hygiene with advanced technology. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about treating cold sores and more with a dental laser.
The Biolase Epic Hygiene™ System
This unique dental laser uses a concentrated beam of light, one that is specifically calibrated to address soft tissues concerns. The laser can target certain areas with precision and avoid damaging healthy tissues in the process, providing greater accuracy than a scalpel. There is also no need for sutures afterward, as the lasers prevent swelling, bleeding, and infection. The treated area will heal quickly, and most people return to normal routines after only a day of rest. The procedure is also comfortable and rarely needs any anesthesia. With this technology, we can address an array of soft issue concerns!
Treating Cold and Canker Sores
A cold sore is caused by the herpes simplex virus and forms on your lips. This is very visible and while it will heal on its own, this could take up to two weeks and even the use of medications and gels could still mean days of an unsightly sore on your smile. But with laser dentistry, we can shrink them and make them heal much quicker. They’re also less likely to appear in the same aera in the future. The technology can also help shrink canker sores that form in the interior of the mouth.
Addressing Smile Beauty
If you have a gummy smile, meaning you display too much gingival tissue when you smile, this could alter your appearance and even make teeth appear short or uneven. But with this technology, we can gently trim away excess tissue and reshape the gum line to improve symmetry and balance. You leave after one visit with a more attractive smile, and don’t need sutures at all.
Treating Periodontal Disease
If you have a more severe case of periodontal disease, then our team could use the technology to gently remove the diseased portion of your gums, so these tissues can adhere to the teeth and reduce the depth of periodontal pockets. Which means moving forward, we can use simple dental cleanings to manage the disease, keeping your smile healthy and whole. If you have any questions, then call us today!
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT LASER DENTISTRY
Advanced technology can offer treatment with comfort and precision. If you would like to find out more about treating 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.