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All About Laser Dentistry

Dr. Brenda Paulen is a laser dentistry expert practicing in Sandy Springs, GA. Dr. Paulen recommends laser dentistry as a treatment technique for both children and adult patients. Laser dentistry can improve patient experience during a number of dental procedures.

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What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a less invasive treatment, eliminating the need for sutures and reducing swelling and bleeding after dental work. For many patients, laser dentistry techniques mean that patients do not have to undergo oral surgery that may require lengthy recovery times. It also helps promote natural healing responses for more successful results after dental procedures.

Laser stands for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” The instrument creates light energy in a very narrow and focused beam. This laser light produces a reaction when it hits tissue, allowing it to remove or shape the tissue.

Laser dentistry is used in a variety of procedures, including:

  • Hypersensitivity treatment
  • Tooth decay treatment
  • Gum disease treatment
  • Teeth whitening

What can laser dentistry treat?

These dental health concerns usually required invasive oral surgery, but now can successfully treat many conditions without the need for sutures or long downtimes.

  • Recontour gumlines
  • Treat gummy smiles
  • Treat tongue-tie
  • Heal cold sores quicker

Dr. Paulen will help patients determine if they are candidates for laser therapy to treat their oral health concerns. Through a comprehensive oral health exam, Dr. Paulen works with patients to build personalized treatment plans that offer optimal results.

Is laser dentistry safe?

Laser therapy can help patients restore their oral health. Laser technology actually boosts the body’s natural healing response. Patients who received laser therapy typically have shorter downtimes and quick healing times. Laser therapy is effective for soft tissues disease that affects oral health. With FDA approval and advanced laser technology, it’s safe and highly recommended for many reasons:

  • Dental lasers are incredibly precise.
  • Laser dentistry is usually painless.
  • Dental lasers reduce swelling and bleeding.
  • Dental lasers reduce the risk of infection and encourage faster healing.

If you are looking for a highly-trained dentist in the Atlanta, GA area, contact Dr. Paulen. Our dental care team can help patients restore their gums and teeth for healthy, happy, and lasting smiles. Call or go online to schedule an appointment today!