Have you heard of laser dentistry before? It’s one of the technological advancements that dentistry has experienced over the years. Here at South Temple Dental, we use laser dentistry for a few different purposes. Specifically, we use the EPIC laser created by BIOLASE. So what does this laser do, exactly?
Tooth whitening procedures take an average of 90 minutes. What if there was a way to cut down on the time it took to see results? After all, your time is valuable. With the EPIC laser, there is. The EPIC laser can do a full tooth whitening session in 45 minutes. Not only is it much faster, you still get great results. This laser can lift the color of your teeth to five shades lighter than they were before.
Concerns about pain are pretty commonplace when it comes to various dental procedures. The EPIC laser can help with pain management. If you suffer from TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder symptoms or other minor pains, the EPIC laser’s ComfortPulse can help. It works by sending micropulses of diode energy into the tissue of your mouth. That’s followed up with some down time that allows the tissue to respond to the laser and relax. The result is reduced pain and discomfort, less tissue damage, and better healing.
Soft Tissue Surgery
The mouth is an impressively complex place. Because of that, precision in soft tissue surgeries is crucial. The EPIC laser can help in instances where soft tissue surgery is necessary. When we use the EPIC laser in your soft tissue surgery, you can expect greater precision with less bleeding. That helps make the whole process more comfortable for you. If you need crown lengthening, a gingivectomy, gingivoplasty, or periodontal bacteria reduction therapy, the EPIC laser can help. As an added bonus, it can be used to treat things like sores and lesions too. Given how painful and unpleasant such things can be, having a tool that can be used to treat them with precision is a welcome prospect.
Laser dentistry has taken certain aspects of dentistry to the next level. Sure, it’s not something you’re probably going to experience during a routine cleaning and exam. That said, if you do find yourself needing services that the EPIC laser can help with, you’ll find that it really does make the experience so much better.
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