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How Are Lasers Used in Dentistry?

April 17, 2021
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Posted By: Gallery Park Dental
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You might be surprised to learn that lasers have been in use in dental offices for over 25 years. Lasers streamline many procedures, making them more comfortable and even accelerating healing time for patients.

Here are a few of the ways your dentist in Glenview may use the dental laser.

Periodontal Treatment

Dental lasers are excellent for treating the damage caused by gum disease. When your gums become infected, your hygienist must reach beneath the gumline and remove the diseased tissue. The dental laser does this without the need for cutting or surgery and without affecting your healthy gum tissue.

Because the laser combines heat and light, it sterilizes the treated area, making healing quicker and easier. Dental lasers are an excellent and comfortable way to manage gum disease.

Gum Contouring

The dental laser is excellent at comfortably removing excess gum tissue. If excess gum tissue is getting in the way of comfortably talking or chewing, or if it's hiding the smile you've always wanted, the dental laser can efficiently remove it.

Canker Sores

The dental laser can also be a remedy for painful canker sores. These uncomfortable lesions in your mouth sometimes cause weeks of discomfort. The laser heats the sore and kills the virus, greatly reducing your discomfort and providing almost immediate relief. 

For those who experience frequent pain from canker sores, this is a quick way to get welcome relief.

Do You Have Questions About Laser Dentistry in Glenview?

If you'd like to learn more about laser dentistry in Glenview, IL, we welcome you to contact Gallery Park Dental! Our dentists invest in state-of-the-art technology like the dental laser because we believe that our patients deserve the best dental care.

Gives us a call today at (847) 250-1130 to learn all about the ways we make our patients smile.

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