Millions of Americans have gum disease, and the long-term effects of leaving it untreated can be disastrous. Not only are the gums and teeth unhealthy, but gum disease has been linked to other serious health conditions such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Keeping your mouth clean keeps your whole body healthy, and Dr. Burton offers laser dentistry to minimize the effect treatment has on your body.
Our Minimally Invasive Laser Services
As technology has advanced, it has become easier to get treatment for a long list of ailments that were traditionally invasive. Some of these include:
- Therapy for gum disease: a small laser is used to target the infection and remove diseased tissue areas. The precision of the laser allows us to protect the surrounding gums and teeth where traditional treatment may have damaged them.
- Dental fillings: we can even use laser dentistry to remove the infection that is present when a dental filling is necessary.
- Gingivectomies: used to stop infection from spreading and to remove dead tissue, our laser allows us to perform this procedure without a scalpel or any sutures.
- Frenectomies: our gentle laser technology is used to remove tissue that restricts movement between the lip and tongue.
The benefits of laser dentistry are many. Where traditional procedures required us to cut into the gums or use a drill to remove infection, the laser is used to create a more precise treatment. This means healthier tissue around the diseased area, less bleeding, faster healing and minimized risks. The laser is gentle and microscopic and can also help those who struggle with dental anxiety.
If you want treatment for an infected area of your mouth or gums, contact us today to schedule an appointment. At Clearwater Dental Associates, our goal is to provide our patients with a comfortable, safe atmosphere for dental treatment, and lasers allow us to do just that.