Advanced Laser Dentistry

Dentist in Hanover Park IL

At Gentle Dental Smile, we utilize a laser that can be used in several dental procedures.  Symmetrical, proportional gums are essential components in a confident smile. If your gums are uneven, too short or too prominent, we offer a variety of periodontal cosmetic procedures that can give you a balanced smile.

Here are some benefits associated with laser dentistry:

  • Faster healing and tissue regenerations
  • Reduced need for anesthesia
  • Reduced bleeding during and after treatment
  • Preservation of more of the natural tooth
  • Reduced risk of bacterial infections after procedures
  • Reduced need to stitches and sutures

Laser dentistry is incredibly versatile and plays an important role in a growing number of common dental procedures.  Though laser dentistry is mostly associated with cosmetic procedures, it is equally effective for preventive purposes.

Tooth Preparation: Laser can eliminate the need for drilling and anesthesia.  They also successfully kill oral bacteria around the surgical site.

Frenectomy: Lasers can improve speech and the feeding habits of babies, children and adults by untying the tongue.

Teeth Whitening: Lasers can greatly expedite the tooth whitening process by increasing the activity of the particles in the peroxide bleaching solutions.

Tumor Removal:  When benign tumors have formed in the soft tissue areas of the mouth, a dental laser can completely remove them without causing pain.

Reshaping Soft Tissue: Dental lasers can dissolve soft tissue to expose more of the natural tooth (crown lengthening), reshape soft tissue to make “gummy smiles” more attractive, and remove uncomfortable soft tissue folds caused by denture wear.

Biopsy: Lasers can be used to perform a biopsy on suspicious areas of soft tissue.  The biopsy procedure can be performed instantly and with great precision.

Changing the appearance of your gums can cosmetically enhance your smile. Non-surgical periodontal treatment can make replacement teeth look more natural and improve the appearance of your teeth. For more information, please contact us.