Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Some of the major benefits associated with the use of soft tissue laser dentistry:
• Procedures performed may not require sutures (stitches).
• Certain laser dentistry procedures usually do not require anesthesia (shot)
• Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding through the high-energy light beam enhancing clotting   (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels.
• Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being   worked on.
• Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
• Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.

These are some Soft Tissue (Gum) Laser Dentistry Procedures that can be accomplished:
• Cavity Detection: Dental lasers may be used for the early detection of cavities that may   escape conventional detection.
• Gummy Smile: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and   improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
• Muscle Attachment (Frenula): A laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children   who are tongue tied (restricted or tight frenulum) and may also help to eliminate speech   impediments. It can also remove the "pull" on attached tissues at the base of the tooth that   cause recession of the gums or periodontal issues.
• Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis): Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free   removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures.
• Benign Tumors: Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of   benign tumors from the gums, palate, sides of cheeks and lips.
• Cold Sores: Dental lasers reduce pain associated with cold sores and minimize healing   time.
• Teeth Whitening: Soft tissue dental lasers may be used to speed up the bleaching process   associated with teeth whitening.
• Soft Tissue Management: The laser can also be used in dental hygiene with great results.   The laser has the ability to kill bacteria in periodontal pockets and rid those pockets of sick   and infected tissue.

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