When dealing with the soft tissues of your mouth, Dr. Bowersox utilizes laser dentistry. This form of dentistry is best used in procedures involving gum reshaping, gum surgery, and muscle attachment improvements. Additionally, laser dentistry can also be used on the hard tissues of your mouth for things like cavity detection, dental fillings, and tooth sensitivity improvements.
Using laser dentistry, Dr. Bowersox is able to deliver a precise treatment that is more comfortable, quicker, and provides more beautiful results. Our patients with gummy smiles or gum disease especially benefit from laser dentistry because the dental lasers painlessly remove excess or infected soft tissues. The dental lasers seal off nerve endings and blood vessels, which leads to less post-procedure bleeding and discomfort. As your trusted general dentist in Westminster, MD, Dr. Bowersox looks forward to showing you how this dental technology can help you restore your dental health.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
The following are some common questions regarding our laser dentistry services.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Yes. Dr. Bowersox prioritizes the health and safety of his patients. He is highly trained in laser dentistry so you can rest assured that you are in good hands. Through the use of an intense beam of light energy, laser dentistry allows us to avoid using sharp tools around the soft tissues of your mouth.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
There are many benefits to laser dentistry. Many laser treatments do not require anesthesia, and the recovery time is much quicker than with traditional treatment methods. Additionally, laser dentistry options are more comfortable for the patient. There is less of a chance of bacterial infection because laser treatments are so precise, and help patients avoid post-procedure bleeding. The dental lasers seal off exposed blood vessels and nerve-endings almost immediately, leading to very little patient discomfort.
What kind of procedures are laser dentistry used for?
We primarily utilize laser dentistry for procedures involving your gums. Procedures that involved removing swollen tissues gently, biopsy procedures or inflamed tissue removal within a periodontal pocket typically involve laser dentistry. If your procedure involves laser dentistry, Dr. Bowersox is happy to explain it more in-depth and answer any questions you have regarding the use of dental lasers.
Is laser Dentistry less painful?
Laser dentistry allows for patients to have a pain free dental experience. Laser dentistry allows for dentists to operate with extreme precision, so that they can avoid nerves and painful areas.
Can laser damage teeth?
Laser dentistry should not cause any issues, however there is a chance for damage to gum tissue or tooth pulp. This is rare because dentists are trained to work carefully with lasers.