Dental technology has come a long way in the last 100 years, but even that pace of advancement looks small compared to the advances being made in laser dentistry. Nearly every oral procedure can be amplified with laser technology, which is more efficient than traditional dental methods. Here are some examples of how laser dentistry is changing the way dentists do their work:
Tissue fold treatment:
– A prevalent side effect of wearing dentures is the creation of soft tissue folds, something some denture-wearers find unappealing. Using a soft tissue laser, we can change the appearance of the gums.
Tongue tie removal:
– A tongue tie (also referred to as ankyloglossia) occurs when tissue in the oral cavity tethers the tip of the tongue to the floor of the oral cavity. This affects a child’s ability to breastfeed and to speak clearly, and it can be fixed using dental lasers.
– During dental treatments, your chompers are first arranged for treatment, usually with an oral drill. By using dental laser technology, we can prepare your pearly whites without using dental drills as much, and in some cases, we might not have to use oral drills at all.
Treating sleep apnea:
– Sometimes sleep apnea is triggered by superfluous tissue growth in the throat, and in such cases a surgery can be laser-assisted to discharge the throat of the excess tissue.
With all of the extensive applications of lasers in dental procedures, it’s no wonder that laser dentistry is growing so quickly. We’d love to share additional information about the possibilities of laser dentistry and what they mean for your oral health. Please set up your next checkup to our York, South Carolina, office now by calling 803-684-2366. Dr. Robert Renner and the team at York Dental Group will be thrilled to see you!