Treatments Without the Fear
As dentistry has advanced, so too has the dental technology available, making it easier to provide convenient, comfortable, and predictable dentistry. We have grown with the industry and offer the most advanced treatments utilizing modern laser dentistry. With minimally-invasive laser technology, we can safely and gently perform multiple soft tissue procedures, like gingivectomy treatment for gum disease and frenectomies for tongue-tie, without the need for scalpels or sutures! Laser dentistry is an excellent solution if you experience dental anxiety because of how gentle treatment is. Our team is trained and experienced in providing laser dentistry in Everett, MA to offer patients a variety of soft tissue treatments that minimize discomfort and ensure a speedy recovery. If you are looking for a gentler approach to traditional treatments, laser dentistry might be for you!
Why Patients Choose Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry is an excellent option because it provides both comfortable treatment with healthy post-operative results. Due to the nature of the dental lasers, the healing process can be stimulated to enhance regeneration of new soft tissue. The laser is multi-functional, cauterizing the treatment site to prevent infection and minimize bleeding as well as encouraging a speedier and healthier recovery for our patients. Additionally, you will not have to experience scalpel-based procedures, incisions, or sutures as part of your treatment! Laser dentistry has revolutionized modern dentistry, and we invite you to experience its benefits in person!
Gum disease, or inflammation and infection of the gum tissue can cause serious damage to a patient’s oral health if not treated. A laser gingivectomy removes the diseased tissue and stimulates healthy tissue growth. Healing is quick, with minimal discomfort or bleeding at the gingivectomy site.
The frenulum is the small piece of soft tissue that connects the upper lip and the tongue to the mouth. Sometimes this tissue does not allow proper movement, resulting in dental and speech issues. A laser frenectomy can reduce or remove this tight tissue so that the tongue and upper lip can move without restriction or discomfort.
Oral sores can be painful, unsightly, and take weeks to heal on their own. With laser therapy, we target the virus that causes the infection and provide rapid healing to the site as well as prevent infection from returning to the same location in the future.
Gum tissue that covers too much of the tooth crown or covers a portion of a cracked or chipped tooth can be gently removed to restore proper function and aesthetics to the mouth. Laser crown lengthening gently and virtually painlessly removes the excess gum tissue from around the teeth to offer a healthier and attractive look.
When the enamel wears off your teeth, they can become highly sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages. Laser tooth desensitization helps seal off the enamel so the sensitive tooth nerves are protected.
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Is there a cure for gum disease?
The only type of periodontal or gum disease that can be cured is gingivitis, which is the early stage of gum disease. If you have gingivitis, your gums may become red, swollen and bleed easily. At this stage, the disease is still reversible and can usually be cured by professional cleanings at our office, followed by daily brushing and flossing. Periodontally disease cannot be cured. It can however be controlled for the rest of your life.
Is gum disease reversible?
Early stages of gum disease such as gingivitis are reversible with a thorough dental cleaning and good daily home care. However, if you prolong the time between dental visits or fail to brush well or clean between your teeth, gingivitis will return. More severe periodontal or gum disease is generally not reversible, but it is treatable. If the bone and tissue holding the teeth in place aren’t impacted, this damage is usually reversible. If the bone and tissue holding the teeth in place are impacted, the damage it causes is permanent. We can stop the disease from progressing and the potential systemic problems such as cardiovascular disease, it is associated with. We are able in many situations able to restore and rebuild the bone.
What is the best treatment for gum disease?
With gum or periodontal disease, there are varying treatments depending upon the severity of the condition. In the early stages of gum disease, the first step usually involves a special cleaning called scaling and root planing, which removes plaque and tartar deposits on the tooth and root surfaces. The scaling and root planing help gum tissues heal and reattach to the tooth. A general cleaning or prophy is not appropriate at this stage and will not remedy the situation. A more severe case of periodontal or gum disease may need treatment by a specialist called a periodontist.