Only a small percentage of dentists in the Philadelphia area provide the level of precision, patient comfort, and reduced recovery time with the use of laser dentistry. Chester Springs dentist Jason Petkevis, DMD is among these top dental care 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 up recovery time
Laser Dentistry Treatment for Gum Disease
Dental lasers are used to treat sensitive gum tissue, other soft tissue in the mouth, as well as tooth structure. Laser dentistry is especially useful for the painless treatment of gingivitis and gum disease. Dr. Petkevis can quickly, and painlessly, remove diseased tissue from your mouth and prevent the spread of infection. The following video is a great example of periodontal therapy with dental lasers.
Laser Dentistry for Quick Gum Lifts
One of the most common laser dentistry procedures is 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.
Other Uses for Dental Lasers
Dental lasers have many uses in our Chester Springs Dentist office. Dental lasers can be used to detect cavities and tooth decay, and aid in tooth preparation for dental fillings. Dr. Petkevis may use this technology in the treatment process of:
Does laser dentistry hurt?
No. It’s pain-free and usually does not require local anesthesia to be administered. Dental lasers work by acting as a heat source or a cutting instrument that does not physically touch you, depending on the application.
Is laser treatment safe for teeth?
Yes. During laser teeth whitening treatments, the bleaching process happens faster than traditional methods. It only targets deep stains, and does not damage tooth enamel. In this application, the laser is used as a heating source that speeds up the bleaching process.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Yes. Dental lasers have been used since 1990 for a variety of successful treatments. Since they do not directly touch you, and are used at safe temperatures.
Does laser gum surgery work?
Yes! It is the most effective tool in gum surgery. Lasers remove the need for sutures, stitches, and surgical cutting. It targets only the dead and unhealthy tissue leaving everything else untouched. It helps your tissue rapidly heal. You will not experience gum recession after treatments.
Can dental laser remove old filling?
No. Dental lasers have their limitations. They do not replace tried and true procedures like replacing old metal fillings, or completely removing tooth decay. They do however help in the process and play a role in quick dental treatments.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Dr. Petkevis is your local Chester Springs dentist. He is dedicated to treating your whole family to quality dental care that won’t break the budget. Request a dental appointment by giving us a call at 610.400.1459 today.