Do you suffer from a gummy smile?
Laser dentistry offers several benefits over conventional treatment methods. At Larsen Family Dentistry in Bountiful, UT, we integrate the advanced Solea® Dental Laser into several areas of our practice to deal with the softer tissues in your mouth. The use of laser dentistry allows Dr. Larsen to perform a wide variety of procedures without anesthesia or sutures.
Additionally, laser dentistry treatments are quicker, more comfortable, and more effective than those without them. This is specifically useful for patients interested in gum contouring or cutting away excess gum tissue to reveal a brighter, beautiful smile.
Laser Dentistry in Bountiful, UT: stress-free dental care.
Laser dentistry eliminates many of the common complaints associated with visiting the dentist. The Solea system features an incredibly precise laser and advanced software, which allows Dr. Larsen to perform more treatments in a single session. The Solea laser offers important benefits for patients when used for their dental treatment and can offer an alternative to a range of more invasive procedures including oral surgery for periodontal issues and cosmetic concerns related to the gums.
- Virtually needle-free: the majority of patients do not need an aesthetic when using the Solea Laser, eliminating the need for a needle to numb the treated area.
- No drill needed: when used for treating tooth decay and other concerns with the teeth, laser dentistry eliminates the need for the dental drill and offers a quiet, more comfortable experience.
- Faster treatment: the Solea Laser provides quick and effective treatment with a greater degree of accuracy compared to traditional modalities.
- No downtime: most patients experience little to no side effects and are able to return to their normal daily routine immediately after their appointment.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
Is laser dentistry safe?
Absolutely. As a holistic dentist in Bountiful, UT, Dr. Larsen only offers solutions that are in the best interest of his patients. Laser dentistry is safer and healthier than most traditional methods due to a reduced risk of infection, swelling, and post-procedure bleeding. This is because the laser seals off the blood vessels and nerve endings.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
The Solea Laser offers such a comfortable treatment experience that Dr. Larsen rarely needs to use any form of anesthesia alongside it. This allows you to receive treatment without needles and leave the office without numbness. Additionally, lasers are more accurate and quieter than drills and other dental tools. Patients enjoy laser dentistry because it is a conservative, minimally invasive treatment option for dealing with soft tissues.
What procedures can involve laser dentistry?
Several procedures can benefit from the use of laser dentistry. Gum contouring primarily utilizes laser dentistry. Dr. Larsen also utilizes the Solea Laser during other dentistry solutions like dental crowns, dental implants, porcelain veneers, periodontal treatment, and inlays and onlays.
A natural complement to our holistic approach to dentistry, the Solea laser ensures your procedure is safe, precise, and stress-free. We also perform frenectomies to release a tongue tie or lip tie.
Is laser dentistry safe for children?
Yes, the Soleas dental laser can be used effectively on infants and young children for a range of dental concerns. Dr. Larsen can provide frenectomies for children, avoiding the need for a more invasive procedure.
Does laser dentistry hurt?
No, in fact, it’s the opposite. You experience less pain with laser dentistry than you would traditional methods. Many patients forgo any local anasthetic. Stitches and sutures aren’t needed with laser dentistry either.
How long does it take for laser gum treatment to heal?
The healing period after laser treatment is much shorter than that of traditional surgical methods. It takes around 2-4 weeks to completely heal. If you get treatment for really deep gum pockets, it may take a bit longer for the area to heal.
Do my gums grow back after laser treatment?
No, gum removal is a permanent procedure. The laser removes excess gum tissue to bring balance to your smile. It makes your teeth look longer and your smile look more natural. You don’t have to worry about that tissue growing back.
Is laser deep cleaning worth it?
Absolutely. If you’re suffering from gum disease, laser cleaning is much gentler on your mouth than traditional methods. There’s overall less discomfort, less swelling, and less bleeding. You’re able to get back to your normal diet in only a few days, as opposed to weeks with other forms of treatment.