We are constantly learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our office. We have recently purchased a dental laser and are excited to let you know about a few of the procedures we can now offer:
In addition to treating gum disease with removal of mechanical irritants and diseased tissue (your normal cleaning) we can also address the underlying infection that causes it with a procedure called Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR). This procedure is painless, takes less than 10 minutes and reduces the bacteria around your gums from billions to hundreds. With that in mind Dr. Kim recommends that all of our patients have their teeth decontaminated prior to cleaning appointments for three major reasons:
We highly recommend that you take advantage of this service as part of your routine cleaning.
We are equally excited to introduce laser treatment of apthous ulcers (canker sores) and Herpes I (cold sores), which promote reduced healing times. In the case of cold sores, when caught in the tingling, burning period, it can actually prevent the cold sore from ever appearing on your lip. If you are a patient of record and have had the misfortune of experiencing one of these painful lesions, please do not hesitate to call our office the minute symptoms begin.
This service is provided free of charge to all patients of record.
Sensitive teeth can be caused by many things. Most of the time people brush too hard with too much tooth paste and cause their root surfaces to wear. Roots have the tendency to wear at a much faster rate because the tooth is softer at the root. The treatment is easy. The teeth are desensitized with the laser and a tooth colored filling to match is often placed over the root surface to protect it. Often no anesthetic is used or only a liquid topical is used. A desensitizing sealer is then placed over the filling. A tooth paste is prescribed or recommended specific to each patient.
Feel free to ask us at your next appointment how our lasers can make your experience at our office more comfortable, efficient, and effective!