Why Choose Dr. Wakter?
- 30+ Years of Experience
- Graduated Cum Laude from the Faculty of Dentistry at the McGill University
• Guided Implant Surgery utilizing 3D Technology
• Cosmetic Dentistry
• Full Mouth Restorations
- Performing Invisalign Treatment for 10 Years
Laser – Painless DentistryDr. Alex Wakter has made a commitment to your health by the use of the lasers offering you the opportunity to have a safe, anxiety free dental experience, without drills and scalpels, and in most cases, without anesthesia.
Its innovative technology provides many advantages over conventional therapies. It allows you to have many procedures done with minimal intervention, and little to no anesthetic. For many, that alone is great news!
What is Laser Therapy?
A laser is a tiny beam of very concentrated light . This beam of light brings energy into your mouth through a tiny fiber, to help remove areas of infection and remove gum disease around the teeth with great precision and accuracy.
The laser beam sterilizes the affected area and seals off blood vessels, which minimizes the chance of infection or bleeding. Patients are also much more comfortable during and after treatment with laser therapy. The need for local anesthetic is reduced but it is usually used to make sure that you feel absolutely nothing during the treatment.
Procedures Performed with Laser Therapy
- Surgical and dental proceduresThe laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with.
- Gum diseaseWhen lasers are used during periodontal therapy, there is less bleeding, swelling and discomfort to the patient when cleaning and removing diseased tissue. Scalpels and stitches are often completely unnecessary, resulting in quick and comfortable healing.
- Cosmetic purposesWe can use the laser to simplify a variety of oral corrections that may be requested including evening crooked gum lines and reducing the length of the gum line. Teeth that appear small or short can be “lengthened” by recontouring the gum line using the laser. This procedure is used to create a perfect, harmonious gum line in relation to the lips and teeth.
- Biopsy or lesion removalLasers can be used to remove a small piece of tissue (called a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer. Laser are also used to remove lesions in the mouth; and relieve the pain of canker sores.
An overgrowth of gum tissue can be caused by a variety of things, including heredity, health conditions, interrupted growth, and even the use of some common medications.
Many people struggle with the embarrassing phenomenon of gum overgrowth without ever realizing that gum re-contouring is a simple procedure to correct it. Using lasers and other devices, we can remove unnecessary and unsightly gum tissue, leaving healthy, normal looking gums in place. There is often no need for surgical incisions or sutures.
We can also contour your teeth to artfully improve your appearance, create a more harmonious smile or correct your bite by reshaping chipped or misaligned tooth edges.
Benefits of Laser Therapy
- Faster healing
- Reduced risk of infection
- Decreased sensitivity
- Less time in the dental chair
- May reduce anxiety in patients uncomfortable with the use of the dental drill
- Minimize bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatments
- May preserve more healthy tooth during cavity removal
- Less post-treatment discomfort
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.