Laser Therapy

Laser Therapy from Mission Dental Implant Center: Al Manesh, DMD

By: Mission Dental Implant Center: Al Manesh, DMD  11/19/2014
Keywords: Non Invasive Gum Surgery and Gum Treatment


Lasers hurt less. It’s that simple.

Laser therapy, in many cases, is a welcome alternative to surgery. In periodontal therapy and dental implant procedures, laser treatment helps preserve patient anatomy and stimulate and enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself. Laser incisions seal lymphatic vessels and nerve endings, resulting in less inflammation, swelling, and pain. Often, anesthetic injections are unnecessary. This atraumatic treatment option reduces post-operative discomfort, allows for quicker recovery time without the side-effects of conventional procedures, and the absence of noisy drills encourages peace of mind for our patients. As doctors acquire lasers and master the use of this technology, more procedures are taking place in the dental office in fewer visits, without the need for a specialist.

We use the state-of-the-art laser technology.

At Mission Dental Implant Center, we use two types of lasers for both hard-tissue treatments such as bone regeneration, ridge augmentation, and tooth sensitivity, as well as soft-tissue procedures such as gum surgery, gingival contouring, nerve regeneration, and muscle attachment improvements.

WaterLase iPlus
Most periodontal lasers cut tissue using heat. But the WaterLase iPlus™ “cool cutting” method combines laser energy and a spray of water to cut soft tissue and bone without heat, so patients experience less swelling and post-operative sensitivity. WaterLase iPlus laser energy penetrates into tissues to seal blood vessels as it cuts. As soft-tissue is comprised mostly of water, the iPlus laser energy is absorbed immediately in the process of cutting without raising the temperature of the tissue. Bone is also primarily made up of water and hydroxyapatite, so the iPlus cuts through bone without heat as well.

EPIC Diode Laser
While the Waterlase iPlus laser is used in the medical and dental procedures, the EPIC™ Diode Laser was designed specifically for dentistry, and rarely requires local anesthesia. In brief, here’s how EPIC works: Micropulses of laser energy are generated as fast as one-ten-millionths of a second. These shorter, more powerful pulses create additional time for tissue to relax, which increases patient comfort during certain procedures, such as pain therapy.

This lower-level laser is also ideal for procedures that require less power or heat, such as teeth whitening. Cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening have become as important to some of our patients as restoring functionality, and we are pleased to include this highly effective, in-office whitening method on our list of services.

Keywords: Non Invasive Gum Surgery and Gum Treatment

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