For many people, scalpels are a major cause of dental anxiety. Sutures are another typical concern, because getting them can be uncomfortable and the end-results, however temporary, are unattractive. Fortunately, modern technology has found an alternative to these dated methods. With the advent of laser dentistry, scalpels and sutures are becoming obsolete for many services that we provide, including periodontal maintenance, frenectomies, and more. Instead of slicing tissue, laser dentistry dissolves diseased or problematic tissues without harming other healthy tissues.
Laser dentistry technology has transformed dentistry, enabling us to complete procedures more quickly, with less pain and bleeding, decreased sensitivity and swelling, and shorter recovery times. Always striving to offer the latest minimally invasive technology, our investment in laser dentistry technology has enabled us to provide soft tissue treatment that’s less invasive, more accurate, more convenient—and less worrisome. The system requires special training, and not every practice offers it! Experience the benefits of gentle dentistry for yourself with treatment from our family at one convenient Neosho, MO office.
If you have gum disease, you may need periodontal maintenance cleanings every 3-4 months. During this treatment you may receive scaling and root planing to remove plague and tartar buildup. We incorporate laser dentistry to remove harmful bacteria, seal periodontal pockets and assist in the reattachment of your healthy gums.
When your gum-to-tooth ratio is uneven, we can give you a more balanced appearance by using a laser to remove a small portion of your gums, then reshaping the remaining soft tissues around your teeth. Gingivectomies can create space to properly attach a crown as well as perfect an even gumline.
During this procedure we remove the frenula, connective tissues in the mouth that can restrict movement in patients who suffer from tongue- or lip-tie, to enable full, normal oral functioning. Completed with laser technology, this procedure is surprisingly quick and eliminates the need for scalpels and sutures.
In addition to using laser technology for specialized procedures, we’re able to perform everyday tasks such as cavity detection. As you know, the sooner we detect your cavities, the sooner we can get them filled, preventing unnecessary pain and hassle. With a small, innovative device called DIAGNOdent™, we quickly and painlessly find cavities, decay, and other conditions in your teeth that might not be visible to the eye but that can cause you difficulty. The technology we use is complemented by the expertise of our team, who strive to provide compassionate, gentle care at every appointment. We want you to feel comfortable, no matter the reason for your visit to our Neosho, MO office.