Laser dentistry refers to any dental procedures that involve the use of a laser. During a dental laser treatment, Dr. Sharif Alsabbagh or Dr. Nuha Baalbaki uses the Navigator Diode Laser device that transmits a highly concentrated beam of light to treat tooth decay, enamel, and gum tissue. Common laser dentistry procedures include oral surgery or periodontal treatment (gum disease, gingivitis) often referred to as laser periodontal therapy, cavity treatment, and teeth whitening.
Advantages of laser dentistry include:
- Minimal or no anesthesia required in most cases
- Minimal bleeding
- More controlled swelling
- Reduced postoperative infection/discomfort
- Less chance of infection
- Reduced time in dentist’s office
- Less pain
- Faster healing
- No noise (like a traditional dentist’s drill)
- No absorption of harmful chemicals
- Quick removal of tooth decay
- Preservation of tooth structure
- A more sterilized environment (dental laser kills bacteria)
Improve a patient’s smile
We may suggest contouring or shaping a patient’s gums using our Navigator Diode Laser to improve the appearance of their smile — safely removing excess gum tissue that may give them a “gummy” smile, or make their front teeth appear irregular in size or shape.
Remove oral growths
We may use the Navigator Diode Laser to remove growths or excess tissue in a patient’s mouth including gum tissue over an unerupted tooth, small “tags” called papilla, and growths called fibromas.
Fix a “tongue tie” or prevent gum recession
Connections that restrict the movement of a patient’s tongue or cause their gums to recede can be “released” with our Navigator Diode Laser.
Treat periodontal disease
The Navigator Diode Laser can also be used to remove debris and bacteria between a patient’s teeth and gums that can cause bleeding gums, gum recession and even loss of teeth. No needles, no noise, no pain, lasers have been shown to cause biostimulation and promote healing.
Relieve the pain of cold sores and fever blisters
The Navigator Diode Laser often provides immediate relief from painful cold sores and fever blisters.
London dentists, Dr. Sharif Alsabbagh or Dr. Nuha Baalbaki can provide you with the comfortable dental experience you want using laser dentistry. The Navigator Diode Laser is safe for children and adults. Call us for more information!