Among the many significant advances in modern dentistry has been the development of dental laser technology.
Using laser dentistry, Dr. Sheren has eliminated much of the pain and lengthy healing that is associated with many procedures.
You are less likely to experience the pain and discomfort associated with scalpel surgery because it is much less invasive.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
- Less bleeding
- Quicker healing time
- Less likely to need sutures
- Less trauma to the gums
A frenectomy is a procedure that consists of releasing the frenum under the tongue or upper lip to allow for better range of motion.
In some cases the tissue (frenum) that attaches the lip to the gums attaches too low. This tissue can interfere with the proper alignment of teeth as seen in the photo.
This can prevent normal chewing, digestion, and proper speech.
Using the laser the tissue that is attached to the tongue is removed so that the tongue can function properly. The laser will cut and coagulate at the same time, the area is numbed with a local anesthetic.
Hemangiomas of the Lip
Hemangioma is hemeroids of the lip. Dr.Sheren can remove the hemangioma with the laser which vaporizes and coagulates the blood vessels so the dark area is completely gone with minimal to no scarring.
Lasers can be used as a non-surgical option to treat gum disease. The laser is used to treat gum disease by eliminating the bacteria in the area of concern. Samples of plaque are taken before and after and reviewed under a microscope to ensure the bacteria has been eradicated.
If you've ever had gum surgery done without a laser, you can expect that your post-operative experience after laser dentistry will likely be much smoother. While you should still follow the post op instructions, you're less likely to experience the pain and discomfort associated with scalpel surgery because it is much less invasive.
In our Hampton Bays dental office, we treat gum disease non-surgically and pain-free with laser therapy.