Dr. Furgurson uses dental lasers at his Chapel Hill dentist office for the effective treatment of soft gum tissues. The use of lasers in dentistry, our patients will suffer from less side effects. Laser dentistry has a number of benefits when you compare it to traditional dental surgery. The laser treatments result in less bleeding and swelling, improving patient comfort during and after treatment.
Laser Dentistry In Chapel Hill, NC
Laser dentistry allows dentists to perform treatments with ease and the patients will reap many benefits. With the use of lasers, treatments are now less painful and traumatic. They also emit less noise. People who suffer from fear of the dentist or dental anxiety can now receive the dental care they need with less trauma and stress. The benefits of laser dentistry for the patients include:
- Dentists can perform treatments much faster
- Incisions are smaller and more precise
- Does not damage healthy gum tissue
- Less bleeding is present
- There is less downtime after the treatment
- Less need for sutures
- More comfortable treatment
- Less need for anesthesia
- There are no drill sounds
- Less anxiety and stress for patients during treatments
Your Chapel Hill dentist will discuss the procedure and explain the benefits of using a dental laser if the treatment is right for you.
Dental Laser Procedures
- Gingivectomy, Gingivoplasty
- Soft Tissue Crown Lengthening
- Implant exposure
- Treating of Aphthous Ulcers, Herpetic Lesions
- Biopsy and Fibroma Removal
- Abscess Care – Incision and Drainage
- Frenectomy for tongue ties, lip ties
- Soft Tissue curettage for gum disease treatment
- Treating Gingival Hyperplasia
LiteTouch Dental Laser Treatment
Dr. Furgurson uses LiteTouch to perform laser dentistry treatment. This dental laser system offers a more convenient way for patients and dentists to access efficient methods of dental care. LiteTouch benefits both patients and dentists because it is a simple way to treat teeth and gums.
LiteTouch is painless for patients since it uses light energy to sculpt the gums or remove lesions. It is very effective while also preserving more healthy gum tissue. This is because the dentist is able to only focus the laser on the tissue that is damaged. This dental tool uses an easy to use hand piece that give dentists a more direct way of treating patients. LiteTouch also cuts down on treatment time because it it quick. Your dentist can then target the areas of concern much faster.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
What procedures are dentists using with laser dentistry?
Dentists can use laser dentistry for a variety of dental procedures. They commonly use it to detect cavities, remove tooth decay, place fillings, treat gums and cold sores, etc. They can also use lasers tooth whitening.
How long does laser filling last?
On average a filling placed by a laser lasts anywhere from 10-20 years. The lifespan of your filling is more dependent on your oral care, rather than how it was placed.
Is laser treatment safe for teeth?
Laser treatment is safe for teeth and gums if a trained professional is using is. Our dentists are trained to use lasers with extreme precision. Lasers allow for a pain free dental experience.
Is laser dentistry less painful?
Most patients report very little to no pain during their laser procedure. Lasers are helping make many dental treatments less painful because they allow our dentists to work with precision, avoiding nerve endings. The lasers also produce less force and bleeding throughout your procedure.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry allows you to heal faster than any invasive procedure. There is also little to no pain or bleeding. Lasers allow dentists to work with accuracy when removing any plaque or tissue that is not needed giving patients a healthier smile.
Will gums grow back after laser dentistry?
Your gums will not regrow once removed. Laser gum removal is a permanent procedure. Before having your dentist reshape your gums with a laser treatment, be sure that it is something that you definitely want to do.
Contact Our Office Today
Call Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for complete and comfortable treatment today at 919.736.6175. Schedule an appointment in our office or on our website. We provide dental services in Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh, and surrounding neighborhoods.
Dr. Furgurson and his dental team use the latest in modern dental technology to give patients real results. If you have any more questions about laser dentistry or any of the other dental treatments we offer in our Chapel Hill office, feel free to ask a member of our staff. We will be happy to assist you.