One of the most exciting developments in dentistry in recent years has been the laser. Laser dentistry has become very popular for its precision and for the ease with which treatments can be administered and the decreased impact on your smile. At Kathy Cosmetic Dentistry, our dentist, Dr. Kathy Daroee, and our team believe in minimally invasive dentistry and as a part of that philosophy, we use a soft tissue laser in Woodland Hills, California.
We use our soft tissue laser to address gum disease by removing infected gum tissue and the bacteria that can increase the problem. We can also treat canker sores and cold sores, and recontour your gumline. In some cases, a soft tissue laser can be used to take a sample of tissue for a biopsy. Our soft tissue laser has a number of advantages. It makes less of an impact on your smile since it can be focused on the treatment area, avoiding the surrounding tissues. The laser also reduces bleeding and decreases treatment time, making your appointment more comfortable.
If you would like to learn more about the difference our soft tissue laser can make in your smile, call 818-347-1550 today and a member of our team to schedule your appointment.
Soft Tissue Laser FAQ
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry involves the use of special lasers to provide treatments more quickly, effectively and comfortably. Lasers are versatile tools and can be used in a broad range of treatments to improve your oral health and function.
What problems does a soft tissue laser treat?
Soft tissue lasers can treat a variety of dental problems. Dr. Daroee may use a soft tissue laser to:
- Treat gum disease and remove infected gum tissue
- Recontour your gum line
- Treat canker and cold sores
- Take samples for tissue biopsies
- Perform a crown lengthening or gingivectomy
- Perform a frenectomy
- Uncover impacted teeth
How does a soft tissue laser benefit me?
There are many benefits to receiving a treatment performed with a soft tissue laser. These benefits include:
- Greater control during the procedure, resulting in a more accurate and effective treatment
- Greater precision – lasers treat only the targeted area to give you a minimally invasive procedure
- Faster treatment times
- Reduced bleeding and risk of infection following the procedure
- Increased comfort – lasers are quiet, and in many cases, you will not need an anesthetic
- A more hygienic treatment
Are soft tissue lasers safe?
Soft tissue lasers are very safe for use. Dr. Daroee has completed all necessary training to ensure that she can use this technology safely and effectively to improve your oral health.