While laser treatments sound a bit frightening, the reality is that they are a minimal-discomfort option for many cosmetic dentistry procedures that offers Orange Park dentists and their patient’s exceptional results.
Unlike drills, which is primary reason most people avoid the dentist, lasers are quiet, incredibly accurate, quick and – very importantly – almost pain-free. In fact, most laser procedures require no anesthesia at all, so you don’t have to deal with the additional expense and recovery time you may otherwise expect. In addition, lasers are very hygienic and significantly reduce the chance of infection, helping you heal even faster.
The main way that lasers are used in cosmetic procedures is for soft-tissue shaping.Gum contouring, the process when gums are too low on your teeth and are reshaped to give you an even, proportionate smile, is made significantly easier through laser innovations. The Odyssey laser is the ideal piece of equipment for this process as it is very precise and minimally invasive, allowing patients to comfortably undergo this procedure and get the balanced smile they deserve.
As the laser works, it eliminates bacteria, keeping the surgical process exceptionally germ-free. As this equipment delivers concentrated bursts of light to remove unwanted tissue and cauterize surrounding tissue, there is usually no need for stitches to seal the wound. Healing from this procedure is faster than from tradition methods, although you will still have to follow certain precautionary advice, including avoiding brushing the affected area until it is fully healed.