Laser Dentistry in Rocky River, OH
At our Rocky River, OH dental office, we use technology to provide our patients with the very best dental care available. Dr. Linda Rak Canepa does not jump on board with the latest fads, but believes in using beneficial, evidence-based technology to improve the treatments we offer. One of the services we feature is laser dentistry.
Soft tissue lasers can help us comfortably treat a number of common dental conditions such as periodontal disease, soft tissue management, root desensitization, cold sores, and canker sores.
Laser Periodontal Treatment
Nearly 50 percent of Americans suffer from periodontal (gum) disease, a serious oral health condition. Periodontal disease is an infection in your gums caused by a build-up of calculus and bacteria. Even if you brush and floss regularly, you may not be able to keep up with bacteria that form quickly in your mouth. Regular professional dental cleanings help to keep calculus and bacteria under control so that your gums stay healthy.
Sometimes, despite your best efforts, you may develop periodontal disease. Fortunately, with laser dentistry, treatment is more comfortable than ever. We can utilize our soft tissue laser to eliminate bacteria from periodontal pockets between your root and gums and to remove damaged tissue without the need for traditional surgery.
Benefits of Laser Periodontal Treatment
Research has shown that laser periodontal treatments allow for less painful treatment and faster healing times. Because you can avoid stitches, which are often required in periodontal surgery, the healing process is easier and more comfortable from start to finish.
Laser Soft Tissue Management
Laser treatment goes beyond periodontal treatments. If you have a gummy smile, excessive gum tissue, or require a minor surgery such as a frenectomy, laser dentistry offers precise and reliable results without the cutting and stitching associated with traditional surgeries.
Because lasers cause less bleeding, it is an effective treatment to use during dental restorations in order to ensure comfortable proper margins on dental crowns, onlays, and veneers.
Other Laser Dentistry Treatments
Laser dentistry is high tech, but it also provides a few practical and convenient everyday uses. We can treat cold sores and canker sores, reducing their healing times. Additionally, we can significantly reduce root sensitivity in your teeth for up to one year with a single laser treatment.
We also utilize lasers to treat abnormal tissue and cysts, lengthen crowns, and perform a variety of other beneficial treatments.
Do You Want to Learn More?
If you would like to learn more about laser dentistry and how it can improve your dental health, call us to schedule a consultation with Linda Rak Canepa, DDS. Her friendly disposition and patient-centered practice philosophy will make you feel comfortable and welcome at our Rocky River, OH dental office. We look forward to hearing from you and partnering with you to achieve and maintain excellent oral health.