What Is a Dental Laser?
The word “laser” is an acronym that stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. Sounds pretty technical, and it is, but lasers are also very common. Do you listen to CDs and watch DVDs? Lasers make these devices work. When you go shopping, lasers read the barcodes on products. Lasers also measure speed, so police use them on the highway to determine which cars are going too fast. Many people use a laser printer at the office and at home these days. In addition, lasers can cut everything from tough, dense metals to many layers of fabric to soft oral tissue. In fact, lasers are used in a number of medical and dental procedures.
I’m Dr. Brock Lynn of Lynn Dental Care in Dallas. As a cosmetic and restorative dentist, I use a dental laser called Periolase. This amazing tool produces a strong, focused light for precision treatments, such as removing bacteria below the gum line (debridement) and trimming gum tissue in surgical periodontal procedures. The Periolase is known for “no-cut, no-sew” periodontal surgery. Because the laser seals soft tissue, no stitches are necessary, bleeding is minimal or none, and most people experience little to no recovery time. In the past, gum surgery was an invasive and painful experience. With Periolase, it’s precise, quick, and minimally invasive.
If you have gum disease, know that you need periodontal surgery for periodontitis, or would like cosmetic recontoruing of your gum line for a more attractive smile, schedule a consultation with me. I’d like to introduce you to Periolase laser dentistry and answer all of your questions. Just call 972-934-1400 to reserve a convenient appointment in my Dallas dental office.