Do you want to treat your gummy smile? Maybe you need treatment for gum inflammation. Laser dentistry is a modern 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 impacts 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 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?
Laser procedures are typically associated with no pain. The laser allows dentists to avoid sensitive areas and only target damaged tissue or plaque. No nerves are attacked 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 getting rid of excess tissue.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Treat gum issues with laser dentistry. Call our dentist in Lancaster, CA at (661) 948-6700 or schedule a dental visit to our Lancaster dentist office online. Call our dentists in Palmdale, CA at (661) 273-6565 or schedule a visit to our Palmdale dentist office online.