At North Texas Smiles , we use laser dentistry procedures to give our patients a more comfortable dental treatment experience. Dr. Warcup offers laser dentistry to deliver precise treatments that are more comfortable and take a shorter amount of time, making them ideal for pediatric dental patients.
The benefits of receiving laser dentistry treatment include:
- Anesthesia is not required for many laser dentistry treatments
- Recovery time post-treatment is generally much quicker than with traditional dental treatment
- Laser dentistry treatments are often more comfortable for patients
- The risk of bacterial infection is lowered due to the precision of laser dentistry treatments
For patients who need surgery for severe gum disease that cannot be cured with antibiotics or other treatment methods, Dr. Warcup will perform a gingivectomy using laser dentistry.
A gingivectomy is a surgical procedure that removes and reshapes loose, diseased gum tissue to get rid of pockets between the teeth and gums. After a gingivectomy, it will often be easier for patients to keep their teeth and gums clean.
This laser dentistry procedure has many different names, including laser gum reshaping, gum surgery, gum contouring, and dental crown lengthening.
Even if someone has straight, healthy, and symmetrical teeth, the beauty of their smile could be overshadowed if the gum line is uneven or falls too far below the lips If you’re suffering from a “gummy smile”, laser dentistry could be the right solution for your smile.
Cold Sore Treatment
If your child is suffering from cold sores or canker sores, Dr. Warcup will often recommend laser dentistry treatment. This type of laser treatment works by heating the sore lesion in order to kill the virus and stimulate healing.
The procedure lasts about 15 minutes, and most patients feel better immediately following their appointment.