Laser dentistry involves the use of lasers to complete dental treatments more comfortably, quickly and effectively. They are quite helpful in providing care for our patients. Patients love the fact we are able to perform certain surgical and other periodontal procedures using these quiet instruments.
Lasers can be used for a number of dental treatments. During your visit, Dr. Horowitz may recommend laser dentistry to:
- Treat periodontal disease by removing bacteria and infected tissue
- Cure (harden) a dental filling
- Remove the decayed or damaged portion of a tooth
- Treat cold sores and canker sores
- Speed up teeth whitening
- Recontour the gum line
Periodontal treatment completed using dental lasers is typically more comfortable than traditional methods. In fact, you may not even require an anesthetic for your laser gum treatment. Laser gum treatment is efficient and comfortable. Laser dentistry often eliminates the need for stitches. It also decreases your risk of infection following treatment and minimizes bleeding.
The laser used by Dr. Horowitz can minimize the time of and discomfort after many procedures performed in the office. In some cases, appropriate use of the laser can decrease or even eliminate the need for some surgical treatment.
Robert A. Horowitz, DDS offers augmenting laser therapy to help reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth and combat your periodontal disease. Our practice uses water laser technology to ensure that your treatment is safe, hygienic, and effective.
Laser gum treatment is a type of treatment for periodontal disease that is completed using a dental laser. Dr. Horowitz may recommend laser gum treatment if your smile is affected by periodontal disease. Also known as gum disease, periodontal disease is a degenerative condition caused by bacteria in plaque. As the plaque builds up on the teeth, the bacteria may cause inflammation and infection in the gums and supporting tissues. When left untreated, gum disease can lead to tooth loss, bone loss and receding gums. Laser gum treatment is used to kill bacteria, remove infected tissue and encourage the growth of healthy gum tissue. Through treatment, we strive to halt the progress of the disease and encourage the growth of healthy tissue.