With our new Lares PowerLase® AT laser we can treat cavities quickly, often with no shots, no numbness and no whine of a drill. With the same laser, we can also treat gum disease and perform many other procedures - usually with no discomfort. This technology now gives dentists a gentle and effective way to treat cavities and stop the damage caused by gum disease, promoting a healthier smile to last a lifetime.
The PowerLase laser is equipped to treat cavities. Patients love that there is no vibration, annoying whining sound or numbness after use with the laser. For most patients, it provides extremely comfortable dentistry. If fear of a drill has prevented you from visiting a dentist, you owe it to yourself to learn more about the PowerLase AT laser.
Finally, there is good news for the millions of Americans who suffer from some form of gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis). Fear of periodontal disease treatment vanishes when patients find out no scalpel or sutures are needed. Through the use of the Lares PowerLase AT laser, dentists can treat moderate to severe gum disease right in the office. Patients heal naturally with less bleeding and discomfort, usually returning to their daily routines with little disruption. Gingivitis and periodontitis are prevalent among 58% of the adult population. Gingivitis is inflammation of gum tissue that develops as toxins and bacteria irritate the gums. This inflammation makes the tissues red, swollen and likely to bleed easily.
Left untreated, gingivitis can often progress to periodontal disease which results in inflammation within the supporting tissues of the teeth. Patients experience progressive loss of tissue attachment and the bone that holds teeth in place. Periodontitis is responsible for more tooth loss than tooth decay in the United States. Beyond that, progressive gum disease can exacerbate diabetes, promote blood clots that can cause heart attacks and strokes, and cause low birthweight/premature births...
The PowerLase laser works by using a small amount of light energy directed through a tiny fiber, which is gently placed between the gum and the tooth. This light energy removes the diseased tissue and aids in reducing bacteria associated with gum disease. After the area is thoroughly cleaned, the body can heal the area naturally. Although the procedure itself can be virtually pain free, the area will be anesthetized for patient comfort. Initial treatment focuses on scaling and the use of small instruments to remove tartar. The laser portion of the treatment is then performed and normally only takes a few minutes. Depending on the severity of the patient's periodontal disease, treatment may be accomplished in one office visit or in multiple visits.
- Aesthetics (cosmetic gum recontouring where applicable)
- Restorative (to help us gain access and maintain a dry field when bacterial lesions dive below the gums)
- Crown Lengthening and Impressions (when the tooth is too short and/or to keep things dry while capturing an impression of a crown preparation)
- Palliative Treatment of Lesions canker sores, benign oral pathology or fibroma removal, viral lip lesions/cold sores (come running to us at first sensation or tingle; great advantage for brass or woodwind performers who want to heal quickly before a performance )
- Uncovering Implants
- Removing oral warts or papillomas
- Frenectomies (to remove tissue that sometimes causes a space between front teeth or drags gums away from root)
- Pulpotomies (removing sick, painful nerve tissue)
- Direct and Indirect Nerve Capping (eradicating bacteria touching or almost touching the nerve, tooth exposure to aid painful eruption, and more…)
- Cutting edge procedures being looked at and evaluated: Biostimulation for the TMJ, parasthesia, desensitization of teeth.
- Treating Heart Disease and Stroke patients who were historically bleeding risks due to taking blood thinners such as: Aspirin, Heparin, Coumadin. The laser carefully removes tissues and coagulates!
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- Crowns & Bridges
- Gum Treatment
- Medicament trays
- Root Canal Treatment