It used to be that certain in-office dental procedures were painful and took a while to for your mouth to heal from. But laser dentistry has changed all that for the better. In fact, dental lasers can allow Dr. Morton to reshape your smile right here in our Alpharetta, GA dentist’s office with very little trauma whatsoever (no significant pain, bleeding, or recovery time). Even though we have been employing this technology for some time, we thought it was worth talking about in today’s post since many folks are not even aware of the possibilities. Keep reading to hear all about it, and then be sure to follow up and schedule your next visit to Mint 32 Dentistry.
The Practical Uses Of Laser Dentistry
While the possibilities seem endless, around here, there are two primary uses for laser dentistry:
Fixing A Gummy Smile
Most patients aren’t happy with the appearance of their smile until there is a balance between the white of your teeth and the pink of your gum tissue. You see, there are many cases when a smile is dominated by the gums. This, for obvious reasons, is called a gummy smile. Here’s where lasers can do a lot of good.
With laser contouring, our Mint 32 Dentistry team will be able to correct this condition by adjusting the level of your gumline. Don’t worry, it is a quick and easy process. To get the job done, Dr. Morton will use a dental laser to gently move your gums to a level that will reveal more of the crown of your teeth. This restores the balance and gives you the sort of smile that is appealing to you and whomever you come into contact with.
Besides helping with your gums, lasers are often able to fix some tooth deformities simply by adjusting your enamel. Enamel is a hard substance that covers your teeth. Sometimes, there are rough spots, surface irregularities, or rough edges in the enamel. These kind of issues are things that used to require other more invasive solutions. But nowadays Dr. Morton can quickly correct them with the help of our dental lasers. Pretty cool, right?
So, What Are The Tangible Benefits Of Laser Dentistry?
As we alluded to earlier, with our lasers, you will have virtually no bleeding or pain during or following your treatment. This is welcome news to anyone who has had to hold gauze in their mouths until the bleeding stopped. No pain also means no need for medication and no groggy effects from anesthetic. You will feel better all the way around.
Laser dentistry is also less invasive overall. This means that you will have less damage to surrounding tissue, and therefore less recovery time.
How Do I Get Started With Laser Dentistry?
We hope this information has been helpful. Dr. Morton is always looking for ways to make it easier for you to get the high-quality dental care you deserve. Call our Alpharetta, GA dentist’s office today at 770-901-2719 to schedule your laser dentistry appointment. You can also contact us online at any time!