Laser Dentistry in Boca Raton, FL
Our dental practice is built on the belief that dentistry is ever-evolving, and we are committed to embracing the technological innovations and dental procedures that benefit our valued patients. As part of our comprehensive services, we offer laser dentistry, an advanced dental treatment known for its effectiveness, precision, and significantly improved patient comfort.
Drs. Alman and Katz have undergone specialized training in laser dentistry, infusing cutting-edge technology into many of our services. We offer a number of laser dentistry procedures to help our patients restore their dental health.
Laser Dentistry for Frenectomies
A frenectomy is a surgical procedure that removes or modifies a small fold of tissue, or frenum, in the mouth that may be causing problems. These frenums can sometimes be overly large, short, or tight, causing issues such as difficulty speaking, feeding problems in infants, or gum recession. A common term associated with a problematic lingual frenum is “tongue-tie.”
Traditionally, treatment for a tongue tie required scalpels or scissors, sutures, and it often involved a significant amount of bleeding and discomfort. With the use of dental laser technology, the process is considerably more comfortable and efficient.
With laser treatment, the dentist uses a specially calibrated laser to accurately cut and cauterize the frenum. The laser is precise enough to target only the intended tissues without affecting the surrounding areas. The result is minimal bleeding during the procedure, which is a vast improvement over traditional methods.
Gingivectomies Using Laser Dentistry
A gingivectomy is a gum surgery that involves removing or reshaping loose, diseased gum tissue to remove pockets between the teeth and gums. This procedure is often performed to treat gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) that has not responded to more conservative treatments or for cosmetic purposes to enhance the appearance of the gums.
During a laser gingivectomy, a dentist uses a soft tissue laser to precisely remove or reshape the problematic gum tissue. The laser beam can target diseased tissues without affecting healthy surrounding tissues, allowing for more accurate treatment and better results.
Laser Dentistry for Treatment of Aphthous Ulcers and Canker Sores
Benefits of Laser Procedures in Dental Care
One of the biggest advantages to laser dentistry is reduced pain during and after the procedure. The laser effectively “numbs” the nerve endings around the sore, significantly reducing pain and discomfort almost immediately. Since laser treatment often causes less pain and discomfort than traditional methods, local anesthesia or sedation may not be necessary.
Laser procedures also offer a faster healing time. Many laser dentistry procedures do not require sutures, which often means faster healing and less discomfort after the procedure.