What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry involves using a powerful, highly targeted light beam to perform tasks that would otherwise require making soft tissue incisions with standard instruments. Dr. Marcus uses a laser for certain procedures to provide faster and more accurate results, reduce healing times, and prevent infection.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry feels more comfortable for the patient. Sometimes, you may not even need a local anesthetic to have work done.
Traditional dental tools could cause gum abrasions, letting infection take hold. Lasers do not damage the healthy gum tissue. Also, the laser kills bacteria and sterilizes the area, lowering infection risk.
You can expect far less bleeding after the fact with a laser procedure. You will heal at a faster rate and be able to resume your normal activities.
Some standard dental procedures require sutures afterward, causing possible pain and inconvenience. Lasers cauterize the area, making bleeding much less noticeable.
A standard dental procedure using a drill can be noisy and cause anxiety. Lasers are quiet and create no annoying vibrations.
People with sensitive teeth and gums benefit greatly from laser dentistry. They are less likely to feel any sensations from the laser other than occasional mild discomfort.
Dr. Marcus uses a dental diode laser to perform several procedures:
A gingivectomy involves surgically removing gum tissue. Periodontists perform this procedure to take care of diseased gum tissue. Dr. Marcus also performs this procedure for aesthetic reasons to correct a "gummy" smile.
Lasers make gingivectomies faster, more accurate, and more comfortable while reducing recovery time.
A frenectomy is also known as tongue-tie or lip-tie surgery. It involves cutting the frenulum, or the tissue that links the tongue to the gum. Young children sometimes need this surgery because a tongue or lip tie can interfere with breastfeeding, speech, and tooth alignment.
Lasers help with frenectomies because they make the procedure quick and comfortable for your child, reducing the chance of infection and bleeding.
Laser Periodontal Procedures
Dr. Marcus performs periodontal procedures using the diode laser. Gum shaping, pocket depth reduction, and other procedures become much easier with the laser's help.
Laser-Assisted Teeth Whitening
We use lasers to help activate the teeth whitening gel in the office, creating stunning results.
Why Choose Altitude Dental?
Dr. Marcus and her talented staff provide advanced care in a compassionate, non-judgmental setting. We use the latest dental technologies to improve your treatment's speed, accuracy, and comfort.
We offer comprehensive dental treatment for your entire family, from preventive care to advanced procedures like dental implant surgery. We believe that your dental care can improve your quality of life.
Frequently Asked Questions About Laser Dentistry
Call Altitude Dental
If you want to know more about our dental laser, please call us at 425-775-3446. We can answer your questions about dental lasers and schedule an appointment with Dr. Marcus.