Only a small percentage of dentists in the Philadelphia area provide the level of precision, patient comfort and reduced recovery time afforded through the use of laser dentistry. Chester Springs dentist Jason Petkevis, DMD is among these top dental healthcare providers, offering laser dentistry to treat a wide variety of conditions.
Laser dentistry helps Dr. Petkevis:
- Avoid the use of stitches
- Perform highly precise dental services
- Minimize the risks of infection
- Minimize pain
- Inhibit blood loss
- Speed recovery time
Laser Dentistry Treatment
Dental lasers are used to treat sensitive gum tissue and other soft tissue in the mouth, as well as tooth structure. Laser dentistry is especially useful for the treatment of gingivitis and gum disease. Dr. Petkevis can quickly and painlessly remove diseased tissue from the mouth and prevent the spread of infection.
One of the most common laser dentistry procedures is for a cosmetic gum lift, also known as crown lengthening. Patients who have what is considered a “gummy smile” may benefit from crown lengthening which removes excess gum tissue to reveal more tooth structure.
Dental lasers may also be used in the treatment of:
- Dental Implants
- Cold Sores
- Sleep Apnea and Snoring
- Benign Tumors
- Tooth Sensitivity
Dental lasers can be used to detect cavities and tooth decay and aid in tooth preparation for dental fillings.