If you’re suffering from periodontal disease or you have a “gummy” smile, you might think your only treatment options are a time-consuming or complex oral surgery. However, thanks to laser dentistry techniques, it’s possible to receive the care you need as a simple outpatient procedure. At Tustin Dental Center, Ahmed Elgazar, DDS, Ziad Tedini, DDS, and the team proudly offer laser dentistry to people of all ages. To request your appointment, call the office in Tustin, California, or use the online booking tool today.
Laser dentistry is a branch of oral health care that uses state-of-the-art laser technology to treat a variety of conditions, including hypersensitivity, tooth decay, and gum disease. Lasers are safe and effective. They also reduce costs, increase efficiency, and reduce pain.
At Tustin Dental Center, the team uses laser dentistry to perform a variety of procedures, including:
If you need dental restorations, your dentist might recommend crown lengthening. During a crown lengthening procedure, your Tustin Dental Center provider carefully reshapes your gum and bone tissue using laser technology to provide a stronger foundation for your crown, bridge, or veneers.
You might also benefit from laser dentistry if you have a “gummy” smile. Treatment for a “gummy” smile involves your Tustin Dental Center provider carefully using lasers to remove excess gum tissue. This process exposes healthy tooth enamel while improving the appearance of your smile.
The team at Tustin Dental Center also uses laser dentistry to help children who have trouble breastfeeding as well as children who are tongue-tied. A laser frenectomy loosens the frenulum, a muscle directly underneath the tongue. Laser frenectomy can also treat certain speech impediments.
Laser dentistry presents several benefits compared to traditional oral surgery. For example, laser dentistry decreases the number of “bad” oral bacteria in your mouth, encourages natural tissue reattachment, and speeds up the healing process.
In addition, laser dentistry presents a minimally invasive treatment option, minimizing bleeding and swelling while preventing gum recession. Last, but not least, laser dentistry helps preserve your healthy gum tissue.
Almost anyone with gum disease can benefit from laser dentistry. This is particularly true if you have receding gums, loose teeth, or persistent bad breath. To determine if you’re a good candidate, make an appointment with the team at Tustin Dental Center. Following an oral exam, review of your medical history, and discussion of your goals, the team can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your needs.
To learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry, make an appointment at Tustin Dental Center today. Call the office or use the online booking tool at your convenience.