Oakton Dental Center is one of the areas only dental practices offering laser therapy. Our state of the art dental laser helps patients achieve their ideal results with shorter downtimes and better results.
Laser dentistry provides highly precise treatments for issues such as periodontal disease, and gum contouring. Dr. Ahrabi can control treatment with more accuracy, preventing the damage of healthy tissue. Laser therapy promotes the body’s natural healing response and helps to decrease the risk of infection. Less invasive and effective, laser dentistry is becoming a preferred method of treatment for soft tissue dental concerns.
Laser dentistry is safe for children and adults. Dr. Ahrabi offers laser therapy for the effective treatment of developing dental concerns affecting patients of all ages.
For patients with dental anxiety, laser treatment is ideal and can help them feel more at ease. Laser therapies eliminate the need for shots, loud drills and grinding. Patients enjoy comfortable treatment often without the need for a local anesthetic.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry is minimally invasive and promotes healthy smiles. Lasers are a gentle alternative to traditional dental methods. Patients benefit from precise treatment that reduces discomfort, swelling and eliminates the need for sutures.
- Precise control of treatment
- Improved wound healing
- Reduced swelling
- Little to no bleeding
- Reduced risk of infection
- Less discomfort
- No sutures
- Effectively treats periodontal pockets
- Protects and promotes healthy tissue
Laser Therapy for Gum Contouring
Gummy Smiles: Gummy smiles are considered unattractive or unbalanced. Patients who have an overly gummy smile would have previously required gum surgery to remove the extra tissue. Laser dentistry allows for a less invasive treatment option without the long downtimes or sutures.
Receding Gums: Gums may recede leaving the tooth root exposed and the teeth susceptible to shifting or loosening. Receding gum lines compromise the health and comfort of the smile. Laser therapy can be used to recontour the gum, forcing the tissue down the tooth surface.
Laser Dentistry for the Treatment of Gum Disease
Gum disease is a progressive dental concern that left untreated can spread to the bloodstream causing a domino effect of oral and systemic health concerns. A bacterial infection, gum disease causes deep pockets to form in the gum line. These periodontal pockets create inflamed gums to recede.
Laser therapy targets these deep pockets, eliminating bacteria and stimulating the soft tissues natural healing response.