Do you want to treat your gummy smile? Maybe you need treatment for gum inflammation. Laser dentistry is a modern general dentistry treatment option offered by Dr. Karim Naguib and his professional team at Premier Dental Care.
Dr. Naguib aims to provide comfortable, high-quality care to patients in the Palmdale and Lancaster, CA areas.
Using laser dentistry, our team can:
- Contour gums
- Remove gum inflammation
- Remove tissue that causes sleep apnea
- Treat sores on the gums
- Treat root canal infections
- Regenerate damaged nerves
Laser dentistry can offer multiple benefits to patients. With laser dentistry:
- Gums are sterilized, which decreases the risk of infection
- Anesthesia may not be needed
- Healing time is shortened
- There is less damage done to gums
- Sutures are not needed
If you think that you could benefit from laser dentistry, call our Lancaster office at (661) 948-6700 or our Palmdale office at (661) 273-6565.
Treatment with Laser Dentistry
Dr. Naguib’s mission is to provide patients with comfortable and comprehensive dental care. Depending on the tissue type that is being operated on, Dr. Naguib may use different equipment. Lasers also cause less bleeding than other traditional surgery tools like scalpels, so the surgery site may not bleed as much.
Laser dentistry is a great option for patients who may have dental anxiety because it does not use drills and sutures. This type of dentistry is designed with the patient’s comfort in mind.
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Soft tissue refers to gum tissues or other soft tissues in the mouth. Gum recontouring, also known as crown lengthening, is a procedure that can be used to treat a “gummy” smile.
Frenectomies, or tongue ties that can impede speech, can also be treated in our office. Soft tissue lasers can also treat gum disease, gum inflammation, cold sores, and benign tumors.
Increasingly, soft tissue lasers can help treat things like TMJ disorders and sleep apnea. Lasers can help with the inflammation that you experience in your jaw joint when you have a TMJ disorder.
They can also be used to reshape the soft tissues in your throat. You can eliminate tissue that blocks the throat when you’re sleeping to lessen the impact of sleep apnea on your body.
Hard Tissue Laser Dentistry
Hard tissue refers to tooth structure in the mouth. Hard tissue laser dentistry addresses cavities and tooth decay, treats tooth sensitivity, and is used in other restorative procedures. Dental lasers that treat hard tissue use heat and water to treat these problems.
Lasers are ideal for tooth decay because the heat of the laser can kill the bacteria in your cavity. Laser dentistry also eliminates the need for anesthesia and drilling in most cases. This helps to keep you more at ease throughout the procedure and minimizes the discomfort that you experience throughout the procedure.
Hard tissue lasers can assist when you’re whitening your teeth as well. They can help to speed up the bleaching process to get the results you’re looking for.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
Is laser dentistry safe?
Laser dentistry is a safe alternative to general dental work. If used incorrectly with high wavelengths, it may damage tissue, but it is completely safe if used with the correct settings and by a certified and trained dental professional. At Premier Dental Care, We only use the safest techniques and methods.
Is laser dental surgery painful?
There is typically no pain with laser procedures. The laser allows dentists to avoid sensitive areas and only target damaged tissue or plaque. The lasers do not attack your nerves, so patients should not feel any pain.
Do lasers work better than drills to treat cavities?
Laser dentistry allows dentists to shine a very small beam of light onto specified areas. It gives dentists the ability to work with extreme precision and no drills! This makes dental lasers very effective at treating cavities and removing excess tissue.
Does insurance cover laser dentistry?
Dental insurance coverage for laser dentistry depends on your specific insurance plan and procedure. Dental insurance typically covers specific procedures and treatments, such as dental fillings and periodontal treatments. Lasers are a method dental professionals use for these procedures.
To determine if your dental insurance covers laser dentistry, you must check what procedures your specific dental insurance plan covers. Keep in mind that even if your plan covers laser dentistry, there may still be out-of-pocket costs, such as deductibles or copayments. Review your insurance policy or speak with your insurance provider to determine what they will cover.
Can dental lasers cure periodontal disease?
Dental lasers can’t cure periodontal disease entirely, but they can effectively help manage and treat the condition. Laser dentistry can help remove infected tissue, reduce inflammation, and promote the regrowth of healthy tissue in the gums. When you combine laser therapy with proper oral hygiene practices, the treatment can significantly improve the health of your gums and help control the progression of periodontal disease. Laser dentistry is less painful than traditional treatments like scaling and planing.
What does laser dentistry feel like?
During laser treatment, patients may feel slight pressure and vibrations as the laser removes material from their teeth or gums. Patients may also feel mild sensations of warmth during the treatment, but they typically will not feel pain. Generally, laser treatment will not require anesthesia before treatment since it has minimal invasiveness and causes much less discomfort than traditional dental treatments such as drilling. In general, the procedure is quick and relatively painless compared to other dental treatments.
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