Annapolis dentist Yasaman Roland, DDS values the benefits that advanced dental technology can provide, which is why she offers state-of-the-art laser dentistry treatment options. Laser dentistry techniques are not only efficient and effective, they can also be less-invasive and more comfortable for the patient than more traditional treatment methods. In most cases only a topical anesthetic is needed to eliminate any potential discomfort. Additionally, healing after laser-assisted soft tissue procedures and gum disease treatments generally occurs much more quickly and with fewer complications than procedures performed with manual instruments. Learn more about the benefits and applications for laser dentistry by exploring the informative content provided below.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Dental lasers can be used to accomplish a variety of procedures that help patients improve the health and appearance of their gums and teeth. Applications include:
- Treatment of canker sores and other oral lesions
- Cosmetic gum recontouring
- Bacteria control
- Treatment of gum disease
- Reduction of tooth sensitivity
In addition to laser dentistry, Dr. Roland has also introduced holistic oxygen ozone dental therapy into our practice. She now utilizes a tri-atomic oxygen particle known as ozone (O3) to effectively perform or assist in many of these procedures. This state-of-the-art technique is even less invasive than laser treatments, and it has proven to produce exceptional results and an unprecedented degree of sterilization in affected treatment areas.
Gummy Smile Reduction and Laser Gum Contouring
A gummy smile is the result of overabundant or overexposed gingival tissue affecting the aesthetics of the smile. In either of these instances, the gum to tooth ratio is imbalanced and can be remedied through laser gum recontouring. Laser recontouring can remove excess tissue and sculpt the gumline to improve the symmetry and proportions of the smile for optimal aesthetics.
When Dr. Roland uses laser dentistry techniques to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile or create a more even, aesthetically appealing gumline, she carefully sculpts the gums to expose more of the tooth body. During the procedure there is little, if any, bleeding due to the cauterizing effects of the laser. Local anesthetic keeps discomfort at bay, and after the procedure is over, most patients go right back to their normal activities. Laser gum contouring is often combined with other cosmetic procedures like porcelain veneers to enhance the final outcome.
Schedule an Appointment for Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry procedures are state-of-the-art treatments that can work wonders for improving the health and appearance of your gums and teeth. Please contact The Center for Innovative Dentistry and Facial Aesthetics to find out more about these advanced procedures, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yasaman Roland.