There’s no doubt about it: laser dentistry is the way of the future. With a wide range of applications, increased patient comfort, faster treatment and recovery times, laser technology is revolutionizing how we perform dentistry. That’s why Dr. Dorsey is committed to staying up-to-date with the latest advancements, so he can provide his patients with the most effective, comfortable care available.
A frenectomy is the release of a tongue or lip-tie, and is most commonly performed on infants and young children. With laser dentistry, a frenectomy is a stress-and-pain-free procedure that only takes minutes to complete. Your little one won’t require stitches or uncomfortable aftercare routines – they’ll be able to get back to what they do best: showing off their smiles.
Gum disease afflicts millions of Americans, and can cause irreversible damage, including bone and tooth loss. Fortunately, laser therapy can eliminate the bacteria that cause gum disease, allowing the gums to heal and reattach, halting the progression of the disease.
A quiet laser can be used in place of a loud dental drill when preparing a tooth for a filling. The laser will penetrate the tooth’s surface, and effectively remove bacteria and debris from the affected area, while keeping more of your tooth’s natural structure intact. This preserves the strength and overall health of the tooth more effectively than a drill, and results in a faster, pain-free experience for you.
If Dr. Dorsey notices any abnormalities or lesions during your oral exam, he may recommend that they be removed. With lasers, we can perform lesion removal with minimal bleeding and little to no pain, ensuring your continued health and peace of mind.
For those who are looking to cosmetically reshape their gums, laser therapy can gently remove gum tissue for a more aesthetically pleasing look. The laser drastically minimizes bleeding, so you can show off your new smile right away!
Cold sores can be uncomfortable, causing itching and even pain. Laser therapy can stop the discomfort immediately, and speed up the healing process, so you can get back to living your life with a smile.