Laser Dentistry Treatment
Laser dentistry allows you to get rid of cold sores, canker sores, and ulcers while keeping your gums healthy. Our dental team uses two different types of laser dentistry: hard tissue laser treatment and soft tissue laser treatment. Hard tissue procedures include cavity detection, dental fillings, and improving tooth sensitivity. On the other hand, soft tissue laser treatments include gum reshaping, gum surgery, and treating tongue frenulum attachment.
In addition, laser procedures can include removing benign tumors, treating sleep apnea, nerve regeneration, and TMJ.
Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1994 with positive results. Dr. Kiavash uses laser treatment to treat tooth decay, gum disease, remove biopsies, and whiten teeth. Because lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light, the laser acts as a cutting instrument. Therefore, the laser can be used to alter hard tissues (remove tooth decay) and soft tissues (excess gum tissue or periodontal disease of the gums). According to Healthline, laser dentistry offers a more comfortable treatment option compared to drills.
Why You Should Consider Laser Dentistry
Fortunately, laser dentistry offers a more comfortable treatment option for dental procedures that traditionally incorporate a drill or non-laser tool. Because of this, laser treatment may be an option for you if you have issues with sensitivity, tooth decay, gum disease, and stained teeth.
Canker Sores, Cold Sores, Dental Sores, and Laser Dentistry
Canker sores, cold sores, ulcers, and other lesions are usually tender due to the bacteria that is causing the sore. By eliminating the bacteria and sterilizing the area with a soft tissue laser, discomfort is reduced and the healing process is expedited. Following laser treatment, many patients find they tend to produce fewer lesions. Furthermore, the procedure is entirely painless, requires no freezing, and only takes one visit.
Key Benefits of Laser Dentistry
- Reduced healing time
- Decreased discomfort
- Fewer lesions in the future
- No freezing
- Just one visit
- May reduce the need for anesthesia because there is less pain
- Can reduce anxiety in patients uncomfortable with dental drills
- May reduce bleeding during and after a surgical procedure
- In some cases, there is reduced swelling
- Improved recovery time
- Treatments are more comfortable
- Reduced chance of bacterial infection because laser treatments are so precise
Frequently Asked Questions:
Why does my lesion hurt?
Usually, your lesion is sore and tender because of the bacteria causing it.
How is the pain relieved with the use of a laser?
By removing the bacteria and sterilizing the area, the absence of bacteria relieves the associated pain. In other words, eliminating the infection reduces swelling, tenderness, and pressure.
Will my insurance cover the cost of the treatment?
The majority of insurance companies cover most of our services. For a more detailed estimate of your coverage, please contact your service provider. Feel free to call us anytime at 604-464-4131 for more information regarding insurance coverage.
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We’re conveniently located in Poco Place Mall on the ground floor of the HSBC building. We proudly service patients from Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam, and other surrounding areas!
Suite 33-2755 Lougheed Hwy.
Port Coquitlam, B.C., V3B5Y9
Call Us: 604-464-4131
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