Laser Dentistry

Austin Laser Dentistry - Soft Tissue, Low Level Laser Therapy & More

Gum surgery and oral tumor removal were once frightening prospects because they involved scalpels and sutures. However, the advent of laser dentistry has made dental procedures involving the soft tissues no more intimidating than receiving a filling. By visiting a laser dentist, you’ll have the opportunity to experience a new and exciting technology. If you need dental care with minimal discomfort and fast healing times, Austin laser dentist, Dr. Tor Gotun skillfully treats patients with a diode laser to perform a wide array of procedures.

The Benefits of Soft Tissue Lasers in Dentistry

Diode lasers use focused wavelengths of light to remove soft tissues. This approach eliminates bleeding and the need for sutures. More precise than traditional dental surgery, the laser also sterilizes the surgical site to enhance and quicken the healing process and significantly reduce discomfort.

In most cases, you won’t even require an anesthetic prior to the procedure. Lasers are especially beneficial to patients with dental phobias because they do not produce the same noise as conventional dental tools, allowing patients to relax during procedures.You may experience the sound of a rush of air, since air suction is often used to keep the area cool and clean.

 

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Treating Periodontal Disease with Dental Lasers

Periodontal disease is the most common cause of tooth loss and can lead to heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic conditions. To help you maintain your oral and general health, Austin laser dentist, Dr. Gotun performs deep cleanings of the gums and tooth roots, using the diode laser to sterilize the periodontal pockets and remove damaged gum tissue. A dental laser allows for faster healing and new tissue regeneration.

If you have gum recession, our Austin dentist can use the laser to perform gum grafting, a procedure that involves removing healthy tissue from another part of the mouth and grafting it to the affected area to cover and protect exposed tooth roots that are vulnerable to decay.

Laser Gingivectomy

A balanced, attractive smile displays more of the teeth than the gum tissues. If your smile is too “gummy,” a diode laser can be used to remove some of the tissues so that your teeth appear longer and the gums are less visible. Our Austin Laser dentistry can give you a better cosmetic appearance by contouring and reshaping gum tissues that appear irregular and uneven.
With laser surgery, there is a reduced need for local anesthesia, bleeding is minimized, swelling is controlled, and there is usually little, if any, postoperative discomfort.

Other Laser Dentistry Procedures from Our Austin OfficeLaser Dentistry in Austin - Soft Tissue & LLLT

In Dr. Gotun’s skilled hands, the complete removal of benign tumors and small lesions can be carried out quickly with little or no discomfort using the diode laser. We can also perform a frenectomy, which involves excising the small band of tissue that connects the lip and gums in front of the teeth. A frenectomy can alleviate restricted movement of the lips and, along with orthodontic treatment, help correct a gap between the two front teeth.

For patients suffering from herpes simplex, laser dentistry can treat outbreaks on the mouth, as long the patient visits our office as the first sign of a problem. We are proud to offer Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) which research shows improves the speed and quality of tissue repair, reduces inflammation and helps relieve pain.

Laser energy also enhances the effect of teeth bleaching agents for faster and more effective results. Natural-looking materials used for restoring teeth are more quickly cured to greater hardness with the use of a laser. In addition, lasers that remove tooth decay make treatment fast and seldom require anesthesia.

Modern, Comfortable Laser Dentistry in Austin, TX

Dental lasers are used for a variety of procedures. Dr. Gotun knows how care during certain treatments can be more patient-friendly with a laser than with alternative traditional methods. Dr. Gotun has devoted training time and expense to be able to bring you the many advantages of this exciting new technology.

For laser dentistry in Austin performed by a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, schedule your appointment with Dr. Gotun at Austin Smile Creations today. A thorough evaluation will reveal if you are a good candidate for this state-of-the-art treatment method.