Laser Dentistry | Mission Viejo, CA
They are inside your laptop computer and your DVD player, present on the factory floor and the supermarket checkout line. And now, lasers are finding increasing use in dentistry. At this time Lasers are cleared by the FDA to treat all soft tissue related issues like Gum disease, and to pinpoint tooth decay in its early stages. They can precisely remove tissue, and seal painful ulcerations like canker sores. In the future, dental laser technology will undoubtedly find even more applications, for hard tissue treatment such as fillings and crowns.
How Do Lasers Work?
Lasers take advantage of the quantum behavior of electrons, tiny particles inside atoms. By stimulating atoms with pulses of energy, and then using a method of optical amplification, they cause the atoms to produce a beam of coherent light. Essentially, that means that they emit light which has a great deal of energy, yet can be precisely controlled. It’s the combination of high energy and precision that make lasers so useful.
Dr. Makhoul combines advanced technology with exceptional dentistry to provide patients with a positive overall experience.
Laser Treatment for Gum Disease
Gum disease (periodontal disease) can range from simple inflammation of the gums, called gingivitis, to more advanced periodontitis, which causes soft tissue or bone damage. Severe cases can lead to tooth loss.
The progression of gum disease in your mouth depends on how well you care for your teeth. Changing your behaviors, such as quitting smoking or developing better daily dental hygiene care habits at home, can help stop the development of gum disease.
Gum disease. The goal of treatment at E.M.Makhoul, DDS in Mission Viejo is to control the infection. The deep cleaning method of scaling and root planing accompanied with LASER will scrape tartar from your gum line to remove bacteria that contribute to gum disease.
Dr. Makhoul prefers laser dentistry to remove plaque and tartar because it results in less swelling and discomfort during and after treatment. In many cases, laser gum treatment can sometimes take the place of the more expensive and invasive periodontal surgery.
Do you need relief from gum disease? Please call Mission Viejo Office Phone Number (949) 364-3724 today to arrange your consultation with an experienced periodontics office. We are conveniently located in Mission Viejo.
In recent years, laser dentistry has superseded traditional dentistry practices in the treatment and prevention of periodontal disease, making treatments more precise and less painful. This newer and highly advanced style of dentistry utilizes intense beams of light projected by a dental laser. The laser’s unique ability to concentrate energy at a focused point allows the dentist to seal blood vessels and small nerve endings during the procedure. This means you can expect gentle, precise procedures with no bleeding and very little post-operative pain and swelling.
Benefits of Laser Gum Treatment In many situations, the less invasive and less expensive laser gum treatment has taken the place of the more invasive and expensive periodontal surgery. In addition, at the office of E. M. Makhoul, DDS, in Mission Viejo, we are changing the future: Due to the laser’s ability to kill oral bacteria, as part of our preventive hygiene treatment, we use the laser to attack periodontal inflammation at the microscopic level of infection.
The power of focused light destroys otherwise inaccessible bacterial colonies while simultaneously creating an ideal environment for healing. Today, our practice offers our patients the hope of a better tomorrow by providing oral health care in ways that were science fiction only a few years ago. We are not only cleaning teeth and creating beautiful smiles. With our enlightened therapy, we are doing more than enhancing lifestyle: Each time we treat a patient, we are changing their future. We are prolonging lives and saving life itself.
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Laser Gum Surgery
Perhaps one of the most significant advances that gentle dentistry has made is associated with treating gum disease. This condition is so common that most adults will suffer from some form of gum disease in their lifetime. The symptoms typically start with red, swollen, and bleeding gums but if left untreated, it can lead to gum recession. Receding gums are particularly dangerous because more of the tooth and roots will become exposed and open for attack by bacteria. Many people suffer bone and tooth loss as a result. Treating gum disease, therefore, is critical for preserving your teeth as you age. The traditional method of treatment involves pulling the gums away from the tooth and using metal dental tools to scrape off the bacteria, plaque and tartar that has formed on the tooth but underneath the gums. This can be uncomfortable to say the least. Laser dentistry has completely changed the procedure. We offer periodontic care, and our patients can have their gum disease treated by using lasers to break up the plaque and tartar. This will remove the irritant that is causing the gum disease in the first place. Typically, the gums will then return to good health. Since this is a non-invasive procedure, our patients start to feel better right away. Not all dentists in the Mission Viejo area offer this new method of treating gum disease, making it important to visit a laser dentistry office.