Laser Treatment in Elm Grove
Dental lasers were first approved by the FDA in 1990, and are one of the newest innovations in the world of dentistry. Minimally-invasive and extremely precise, lasers help dentists like Dr. Max Meinerz and Dr. Kyle Krueger of Honest Teeth provide better service to patients.
How Does Laser Dentistry Work?
Dr. Meinerz and Dr. Krueger use a high-powered laser with a wavelength of 810-1,100nm, directed through a glass fiber. This fiber “vaporizes” the tissue that it contacts.
While traditional tools such as drills and scalpels are effective, they can be invasive and uncomfortable. Laser dentistry allows our doctors to deliver effective treatment, and minimize pain, discomfort, and recovery time.
If you are nervous about an upcoming dental procedure, laser dentistry can help give you peace of mind, and still allow you to get the treatment you need.
What Procedures Can Be Performed With Lasers?
Lasers can be used for a wide variety of different dental procedures. These include the treatment of:
Tooth decay – Cavities can be treated with lasers. A laser-based tool is used to remove tooth decay, and prepare the surrounding tooth structure or a filling. Lasers are faster and more effective, and allow for a more precise treatment.
Periodontal (gum) disease – Lasers can be used to remove plaque and tartar from between the teeth and gums, to clean the roots of the teeth, and to remove diseased gum tissue.
Gum reshaping/gingivectomy – Lasers can be used to reshape gum tissue, and remove excess tissue. This may be done as part of periodontal treatment, or as an elective, aesthetic procedure.
Biopsies and lesion removal – Our doctors use lasers to remove lesions such as canker sores and cold sores. Lasers may also be used to take a biopsy if abnormal tissue is spotted during an oral exam.
The Benefits Of Laser Dentistry
Why should you get laser treatment from Dr. Meinerz or Dr. Krueger at Honest Teeth?
Does not require anesthesia – Because lasers are minimally-invasive, many procedures can be performed without any kind of anesthetic.
Certain surgeries may not require stitches – The heat of a laser cauterizes, or seals, the tissue that it cuts through. This means that bleeding is minimal, and most minor surgeries do not require stitches.
Less damage to surrounding tissue – Lasers are more precise than drills or scalpels. This means that laser treatment is usually faster, and preserves more of your original tooth or gum tissue.
- Faster recovery time – Because the impact on surrounding tissues is lessened, the overall recovery period from a laser surgery is much faster, compared to a traditional procedure.
Learn More About Laser Dentistry – Come To Honest Teeth Now!
IIf you’re curious to learn more about how Dr. Meinerz or Dr. Krueger use laser technology at our practice, or you believe you may need laser treatment, contact us today! You can schedule an initial consultation by giving us a call at 262-784-7770, or visiting our office at 15255 Watertown Plank Road STE 100, Elm Grove, Wisconsin 53122. With laser treatment from Honest Teeth, you can benefit from pain-free dentistry, faster recovery times, and better results.