Laser Dentistry

Overview

Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive option when you’re facing gum surgery, cavity treatment, or other oral issues. Discuss your laser surgery options with one of our dentists today. Medical professionals use lasers, which are extremely focused light beams, to alter or remove tissue in small amounts. Laser surgery is not limited to dentistry, but many people have never heard of laser dentistry before having it done. Dentists use lasers in a variety of procedures involving the inside of the mouth, be it to remove overgrown tissue, to reshape the gums, or to whiten teeth. Sometimes, laser dentistry is ideal for children who become anxious or afraid when having dental work done.

Treatment Options

  • Canker sore and cold sore pain treatments.

  • Treating root canal infections.

  • Treating gum disease.

  • Removing gum inflammation.

  • Gum reshaping.

  • Biopsies.

  • Exposing wisdom teeth.

  • Removing throat tissue that causes sleep apnea.

  • Regenerating damaged nerves.

  • Removing benign oral tumours.

Expectations

You can expect that your post-operative experience after laser dentistry will likely be smoother. Because a laser causes far less bleeding than a scalpel, don’t expect the site of your surgery to bleed very much when you get home. You won’t have an open, bleeding wound the way you would with a scalpel procedure.
 

While you should still follow cleaning and care instructions to the letter, you’re less likely to get an infection. You also won’t typically experience the pain and discomfort associated with scalpel surgery because your post-op irritation is likely to be minor.

CONTACT US

Dr. Tanya Pierce Lawhon, DDS

Now with 2 locations to better serve you

BISHOP OFFICE

312 South Avenue B

Bishop, Texas 78343

361-584-2217

KINGSVILLE OFFICE

116 South 4th Street

Kingsville, TX 78363 

361-595-4121

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