Have you visited a dental practice recently? If it’s been a while, you should know that more and more dentists today are using technology to improve your experience by streamlining procedures, increasing your comfort, and delivering better long-term outcomes.
State-of-the-Art Laser Dentistry
One exciting technology that’s developed in the past decade is state-of-the-art laser dentistry. It's the same type of laser that’s used for medical procedures, but it has been adapted for use in certain dental procedures.
Since laser dentistry in Birmingham, AL is non-invasive, the technology allows your dentist to perform certain procedures faster, with minimal bleeding and fast recovery times. Some of the ways lasers are used are:
Gum Disease Treatment
If you have had “cut and stitch” gum surgery, you know how uncomfortable the procedure can be and that recovery is a long, drawn-out process. But today dental lasers are used to stop the infection and gently remove dead and diseased tissue while preserving healthy tissue that aids in healing.
Remove Oral Growths
Certain oral growths like herpetic sores or cold sores and fever blisters can be painful, but they can be eliminated comfortably with dental lasers. In the case of cold sores, repeated treatment with lasers can even minimize the risk of a further outbreak in the same area.
Improve a “Gummy” Smile
Like many people, you may have an excess of gum tissue showing when you smile that you would like to have corrected. Today the procedure can be performed with dental lasers, eliminating the need for surgery and improving the balance and harmony of your smile.
Please Call Cook Family Dental
Would you like to learn more about laser dentistry and how it can improve your oral health and your appearance? Dr. Aaron Cook and the team at Cook Family Dental would love to show you how our state-of-the-art laser can help!