Our dental office is one of the few in the area to provide laser dentistry to our patients. Coastal Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry is proud to bring this technology to our patients. Laser dentistry is extremely precise. It is a way to make your gum disease treatments more comfortable and your healing time quicker. It’s a big upgrade for modern dentistry.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry in Chesapeake
Laser dentistry is beneficial for many patients. Dentists can use dental lasers to address gum disease, fix cavities, reshape gums and more. They can even help anxious patients get the treatments they need without the noise of traditional dental tools. For example, one of the main dental anxiety triggers is the sound of a drill or other dental tools. The laser is much quieter, so it helps put anxious patients at ease.
Treatment with the laser is also less painful than other methods of treatment. There isn’t a lot of blood and patients get to experience faster healing times. All of these things make laser dentistry an ideal choice for most patients. Other benefits include:
- Avoid the use of stitches
- Perform highly precise dental services
- Minimize the risks of infection
- Minimize pain
- Inhibit blood loss
- Speed recovery time
- Immediate results
Laser Periodontal Therapy To Fix Gums Disease
Laser dentistry is especially useful for the treatment of gingivitis and gum disease. At Coastal Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we use the REPaiR® Laser Gum Treatment system. The REPaiR® procedure is a laser gum therapy that we use to address active periodontal disease. Backed by testing and scientific research, this procedure is effective at managing early, moderate, and severe periodontitis.
Our dentists perform laser gum treatment in three stages: Pre-surgical, Surgical, and Post-surgical
During the pre-surgical phase, your dentist will assess your gum disease and oral health as well as perform any necessary testing. They will also perform the initial scaling and root planing at this stage. Scaling removes the layer of plaque and calculus that has built up on the tooth surface. Root planing is a procedure that will remove plaque and calculus from the teeth’s root surfaces.
During the surgical phase, our dentist will use the Waterlase dental laser to evaporate bacteria and remove diseased tissue from your mouth. By using the Biolase Waterlase 2.0 laser, your dentist can reach small spaces underneath the gum line where scaling and root planing cannot reach. This will also stimulate the regeneration of your jawbone. Using gauze, your dentist will compress the surgical site to encourage reattachment of the gums.
During the post-surgical stage, you will let your gums heal naturally while adhering to specific and gentle at-home care.
Contact our office today to learn how lasers have improved our patient’s dental experience. Patient satisfaction is our number one priority. That’s why we choose to offer the most comfortable options available.
Experience Laser Dentistry in Chesapeake, Virginia
Do you think laser dentistry would be ideal for your dental care? Call us or schedule an appointment online. Our dental team will conduct a thorough dental exam to make sure that laser dentistry is the right choice for you.