Laser Dentistry in Dearborn & Woodhaven Michigan
About Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry incorporates state-of-the-art technology in various aspects of dental health practice and treatment. Although laser dentistry may improve the precision of your treatment while minimizing pain and recovery time, the technology has yet to break into the mainstream of dentistry. It is estimated that approximately 5 percent of all dentists have lasers available in their offices today. All Brite Dental is one of the few dental offices providing laser dentistry in Wayne County and even in Michigan and best of all we never charge any additional fees for the use of the laser.
The potential for laser dentistry to improve dental treatment comes from the precision with which lasers can treat an area of focus, the control that laser dentists have over power output, and the duration of exposure on the skin.
Here are some of the major benefits associated with laser dentistry:
- Procedures performed using dental lasers may not require sutures.
- Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia.
- Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
- Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
- Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
- Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.
The application of lasers in dentistry opens the door for dentists to perform a wide variety of dental procedures they otherwise may not be capable of performing. Dentists using lasers in dentistry have become adept at incorporating the state-of-the-art precision technology into a number of common and not-so-common procedures
- Benign Tumors: Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of benign tumors from the gums, palate, sides of cheeks and lips.
- Cavity Detector: Low intensity soft tissue dental lasers may be used for the early detection of cavities by providing a reading of the by-products produced by tooth decay.
- Viewing Tooth and Gum Tissues: Optical Coherence Tomography is a safer way to see inside tooth and gums in real time.
- Cold Sores: Low intensity dental lasers reduce pain associated with cold sores and minimize healing time.
- Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue and bone to expose healthier tooth structure. Called crown lengthening, such reshaping provides a stronger foundation for a restoration.
- Dental Fillings: Hard tissue dental lasers may eliminate the need for a local anesthetic injection and the traditional turbine drill. Lasers used in dental filling procedures are capable of killing bacteria located in a cavity and this may lead to better long term tooth restorations.
- Muscle Attachment (Frenula): A laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied (restricted or tight frenulum) and babies unable to breast feed adequately due to limited tongue movement. A laser frenectomy may also help to eliminate speech impediments.
- Nerve Regeneration: Photobiomodulation can be used to regenerate damaged nerves, blood vessels, and scars.
- Sleep Apnea: In cases where sleep apnea is a result of a tissue overgrowth in areas of the throat (which sometimes occurs with age), a laser assisted uvuloplasty or laser assisted uvula palatoplasty (LAUP) procedure can be performed to reshape the throat and relieve the correlating breathing problems associated with sleep apnea.
- Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis): Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures.
- Teeth Whitening: Low intensity soft tissue dental lasers may be used to speed up the bleaching process associated with teeth whitening.
- Temporomandibular Joint Treatment: Dental lasers may be used to quickly reduce pain and inflammation of the temporomandibular jaw joint.
- Gummy Smile: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
- Tooth Sensitivity: Dental lasers may be used to seal tubules (located on the root of the tooth) that are responsible for hot and cold tooth sensitivity.
-Article Consumer Guide to Dentistry by Lesley Ranft
By Kavo Corp.
This harmless laser finds cavities in their most earliest stages by using a healthy tooth in your mouth ,that has no fillings or cavities and uses it as a baseline or zero reading. The laser compares the amount of flourescence/chaulkiness (breakdown of enamel due to acid) in the groove of each tooth to the baseline tooth.
By catching the cavity early enough you only have to remove a little bit of tooth structure to place the filling. Traditional methods of detecting cavities, the pointy tooth explorer , detected cavities much later thus sacrificing more tooth structure. The bigger the filling the weaker the tooth!
THE WATERLASE MD HARD/SOFT TISSSUE LASER
By Biolase Corp.
This is a laser that energizes water droplets to remove and cut tooth structure and gum tissue without anesthesia, in most cases, with no pain or numbness after! All the patient feels is a fine water mist.
The laser better prepares the tooth surface for a tooth colored (bonded) filling increasing the bond strength by 50%. In addition, the lasers pinpoint accuracy allows us to preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible. Many orthodontic and periodontal (gum) surgeries can be performed without shots , little or no bleeding and no pain afterwards with faster healing time!
Furthermore the laser works miracles on those annoying cold sores in the mouth and lips by instantly stopping the pain and healing up twice as fast. The chance of recurrence of the cold sore in the same spot is virtually nil.
This patient had several fillings performed by the Waterlase. He had not been to the dentist in 10 years and was deadly afraid. He left that same day in amazement and excitement that he did not get the shot for such big cavities and experienced no pain or numbness after. He actually said he had fun!
By Biolase Corp.
This laser is primarily used by the hygienist to decontaminate gum pockets and treat gum disease with incredible results. In the past it took years for gum pockets to shrink now with this laser it takes just months ,with proper home care, in most cases.
Come in and experience one of the best laser dentist in Michigan!