Lasers are one of the more notable aspects of advanced technology, but many people don’t realize that it’s also a common addition to many of today’s advanced dental treatments. For instance, procedures such as cosmetic gum contouring, which traditionally involve surgically trimming gum tissues with a scalpel, can be completed with significantly more comfort and precision. Today, we examine a few ways in which choosing laser dentistry benefits patients compared to more traditional treatment methods.
- Better-looking results – A soft-tissue dental laser utilizes a specially-calibrated laser to precisely trim away gum and oral tissues. Compared to a scalpel, the laser offers substantially higher precision, which means the results of your treatment will be much more esthetically pleasing. For cosmetic gum contouring, this precision is particularly beneficial for creating a more symmetrical gum line.
- Significantly more comfort – Besides looking better, the results of laser dental treatment are also much more comfortable. For example, the laser causes minimal trauma to any surrounding tissues, which means less discomfort during your procedure. In many cases, laser treatment doesn’t require dental sedation.
- Faster, more comfortable healing – When you undergo scalpel treatment, you may have to rely on sutures to promote tissue healing following your procedure. By contrast, a specially calibrated laser promotes faster healing that begins as soon as the laser passes over your tissues. The concentrated heat of the laser also helps reduce the risks of infection by eliminating oral bacteria that could lead to complications.
Speak with Us About Laser Dental Treatment
With the advantage of innovative soft-tissue dental lasers, we can perform your treatment faster, more comfortably, and with better results than traditional methods. To learn more, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Colonial Verde Dental building, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.