We don’t just use advanced technology as part of the diagnosis process. Our team can also employ advanced dental lasers to correct periodontal concerns, offer cosmetic treatment, and even bring relief from cold sores. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about treatment with laser dentistry.
Treating Cold Sores
Cold sores are a common and embarrassing issue, one caused by the herpes simplex virus. They leave behind visible sores on your lips. Healing on their own could take weeks, and with the use of medicated creams you’re still looking at days or a week of visible sores. But with laser dentistry, our team can shrink them, so they vanish much faster. They’re also unlikely to appear in the same area again. We can also shrink canker sores, which form in the interior of your mouth and cause discomfort.
Addressing Periodontal Concerns
If you have a more advanced case of gum disease, this could threaten the stability of your smile and cause gum recession that alters your smile’s appearance and increase the risk of decay and infection. But with dental lasers, we can actually trim away the diseased tissues quickly and comfortably, so healthy gums can attach to the teeth and reduce the overall depth of periodontal pockets, which makes the disease manageable with preventive care.
Treatment for a Gummy Smile
A gummy smile is one that shows off too much gum tissue when you smile. Without treatment, this could make teeth appear small or uneven, and lead to embarrassment with your appearance. But using dental lasers, we can trim away the excess tissues and then reshoe the gum line to improve balance and symmetry, so you have a better looking smile in only one visit!
Benefits of Our Lasers
Dental lasers target the areas being treated with precision, so we can avoid damaging healthy tissues and provide treatment with better accuracy. The lasers also cauterize the area to prevent swelling, bleeding, and infection afterward. The treated areas also heal quickly and many people return to normal routines after one visit. The technology rarely requires anesthesia too, so you avoid shots and discomfort. If you have any questions about how we treat issues like this with advanced laser dentistry, then contact our team today to learn more. We’re ready to transform your smile’s health and beauty!
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT LASER DENTISTRY
We would like to correct the health, function, and beauty of your smile using advanced technology. If you would like to find out more about the technology we use to improve your 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.