AZ Cosmetic and Family Dentistry
At AZ Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we embrace the state-of-the-art technology that allows us to provide the best possible care for each and every one of our patients. One area of dental technology that has proven itself to be extremely valuable is the field of dental lasers.
Laser therapy is effective in the treatment of a number of conditions. From periodontal care to removal of fibromas to frenectomies to bacterial reduction, we can provide complete dental care and make previously complicated procedures simple and more conservative than ever thanks to dental lasers.
Lasers are a valuable tool in the treatment of periodontal disease. They allow us to perform deep cleanings that are practically pain free, removing damaged and diseased tissue while keeping healthy tissue intact and promoting healing.
Fibroma and Growth Removal
Growths on the soft tissues of the mouth can be concerning and even potentially dangerous. Some growths may be pre-cancerous and others can grow to the point where they can obstruct breathing. In the past, removing growths in the mouth was a major procedure, often performed in a hospital under general anesthesia.
Today, lasers allow us safely and easily remove growths in your mouth without surgery and anesthesia.
The lingual frenum is the small bit of tissue that connects your tongue to the floor of your mouth. In some cases, the frenum is too short. When this happens, it can have an effect on oral development, causing difficulty with speech and eating.
A frenectomy is a small operation that detaches the tongue from the floor of the mouth and returns normal function. With lasers, this procedure is quick and virtually painless and will heal cleanly.
While sugar is usually blamed for cavities, the culprit is actually the bacteria in your mouth that feed on the sugar. Although the exact reason is unknown, bacterial levels can be higher in some individuals than in others (there does appear to be a familial link). When the bacteria are able to thrive, they excrete acid, which damages your enamel and leads to cavities.
Laser therapy can actually reduce the number of bacteria in your mouth, improving your oral health and reducing your risk for cavities. If we believe that this procedure might be helpful for you, we are happy to discuss it with you so that you can fully understand the procedure and the benefits. We are committed to patient education at AZ Cosmetic and Family Dentistry since we’ve found that patients with better knowledge and understanding of their dental health typically have better outcomes.