Dr. Furgurson has incorporated laser dentistry into our Chapel Hill dentist office for the effective, accurate dental treatment of soft gum tissues. The use of lasers in dentistry means minimal side effects for our patients. Laser dentistry has a number of advantages compared to traditional surgical techniques, including the primary benefit of reduced trauma. Laser dentistry procedures result in less bleeding and swelling, improving patient comfort during and after treatment.
Laser Dentistry at Chapel Hill Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
Dental technology has come a long way especially with the introduction of lasers. Laser dentistry allows dentists to perform treatments easily and the patients will reap many benefits. What were once traumatic experiences are now pain-free and noise-free treatments. 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:
- Treatments are performed much faster
- Incisions are smaller and more precise
- Healthy gum tissue is not damaged
- Less bleeding is present
- Less downtime is required after the treatment
- Reduced need for sutures
- More comfortable treatment
- Less need for anesthesia
- There are no drill sounds
- overall less anxiety and stress for patients during treatments
If laser dentistry is appropriate for your dental treatment, your Chapel Hill dentist will discuss the procedure and explain the benefits of using a dental laser.
Dental Laser Procedures
There are many dental procedures that can be done using laser dentistry:
- 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 periodontal treatment
- Treating Gingival Hyperplasia
LiteTouch Dental Laser Treatment
Dr. Furgurson uses LiteTouch to perform laser dentistry treatment. This versatile 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 offers a simpler way of treating teeth and gums.
Because it uses light energy to sculpt the gums or remove lesions, LiteTouch is painless for patients. It is very effective while also preserving more healthy gum tissue because the laser is focused on only the targeted tissue. This dental tool utilizes user-friendly hand-pieces that give dentists a more direct method of treating patients. LiteTouch also cuts down on treatment time because it quickly and efficiently allows dentists to target areas of concern.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
What procedures can be done with laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry can be used for a variety of dental procedures. They are commonly used to detect cavities, remove tooth decay, place fillings, treat gums and cold sores, etc. Lasers may also be used for 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 if administered by a trained professional. 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 zero pain associated with laser procedures. Lasers make dentistry less painful because they allow our dentists to work with extreme precision, avoiding nerve endings. There is also less force and bleeding involved when lasers are used to facilitate throughout your procedure.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry allows you to heal faster than any invasive procedure. It also is associated with 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 gums laser reshaped be sure that it is something that you definitely want to do.
Contact Our Office Today
Call Chapel Hill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry for comprehensive 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.