Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Lighthouse Dental uses dental laser treatment for our patients in Vancouver, Washington. This sophisticated technology allows us to provide patients with a more comfortable dental experience, providing better precision for our treatment and reducing the pain and recovery time associated with many procedures.
Laser dentistry requires shorter patient stays than other types of dentistry and addresses problems effectively. It takes patients less time to recover from laser procedures, too. It’s no wonder so many patients want to know whether we can perform laser treatment. You can benefit from this approach at your next appointment at Lighthouse Dental.
HOW LASER DENTISTRY CAN HELP
Technology makes our patients’ dental visits better by improving the way we perform routine procedures. Laser dentistry in our Vancouver, Washington, office lets us make smaller, more exact movements, affecting a smaller area of the mouth. Instead of cutting away more tissue during a procedure, the dentist can make one small, precise movement. Our use of this technology can benefit you in many ways, such as:
- Less pain: Smaller cuts hurt less than the bigger ones required by traditional procedures.
- Faster recovery time: Laser dentistry requires minimal anesthesia, and you will heal quicker because your mouth experiences less trauma with the precise cut. We use fewer stitches or sutures with laser treatment.
- Lower chance of infection: Keeping a small area free from bacteria is more manageable than protecting a larger area affected by non-laser procedures.
Patients also tell us they feel more comfortable during laser surgery. We can often preserve more of your original soft tissue and teeth through dental laser treatment.
Another advantage of laser treatment is that patients tend to bleed less than they would otherwise. Many of our patients appreciate that they have less to worry about after the procedure since they don’t have to deal with blood.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Technology simplifies so much of our dental work. Lighthouse Dental strives to bring the latest technology to our office to give our patients a better, more efficient experience. You will benefit when we use cutting-edge techniques that have gone through a rigorous testing process. Technology improves our practice and gives us new options to take our patient care to another level.
Laser treatment is safe for people of all ages and can be used for many conditions. We use soft-tissue laser treatments for routine procedures, such as:
- Gum surgery.
- Muscle attachment.
- Gum reshaping.
Lasers employ light to treat different conditions. We use special glasses to protect the eyes during laser procedures. Our dentist, Dr. Erika, focuses the beam on the area that requires treatment, and the soft tissue dissolves. Dr. Erika can perform treatments in minutes that would take much longer when using a surgical approach. Routine biopsies and treatments for canker sores or mouth ulcers are easy with laser capabilities.
CONTACT OUR OFFICE FOR DENTAL LASER TREATMENT
If you are looking for soft tissue treatment, let our dentist in Vancouver, Washington, help. Contact us today by filling out our online form or making an appointment to discuss our laser treatments.