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.
Benefits of Laser 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 handpieces 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.
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.