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Laser Dentistry Edmonton

Here at Oliver Park Dental, we use high frequency dental lasers to make treatments like oral surgery, cold sore therapy (HSV), and periodontal debridement more comfortable. Precise and powerful, laser dentistry has made it possible for patients to undergo dental treatments with little to no anesthetic and in fewer dental visits.

How is laser dentistry different?

Using cutting edge technology, it makes select procedures quicker and more comfortable while also being gentler on soft tissue.

It works by sending controlled pulses of light at such a high frequency that pain receptors are overwhelmed. At most, patients just report feeling a mild cold sensation or slight pressure, which is a major improvement over the injections, bleeding, or sutures that traditional non-laser treatment can require!

So, if feeling less pain or discomfort is a top priority for you, it's certainly worth asking if laser treatment is an option.

Providing Deeper Cleanings

We use dental lasers to clean your teeth if you have an excessive amount of plaque and tartar buildup on them. Lasers allow us to reach into tiny pockets of your gums to prevent gum disease from taking hold in your mouth. In addition, the deep cleaning helps you reduce inflammation and avoid tooth decay or deeper tooth structure damage.


Replacing the Dental Drill in Tooth Preparation

A part of many dental procedures involves preparing the tooth. We use lasers to remove decayed portions of your teeth and prepare their surface to accept any fillings we need to insert. After the filling is put into place, we can use the dental laser to harden the filling to make it more durable. When we choose the laser over the drill, we are making your visit more comfortable and relaxing.


Treating Gum Disease

We use the laser to treat gum disease in two primary ways. First, laser treatment can remove tartar and plaque that is nearer to the surface of your gums. Second, we can use them to remove bacteria during dental procedures such as root canals. In addition to these gum disease treatments, we can use this powerful tool to restore your gums to their best condition afterwards.

Whitening Teeth

Our in-office teeth whitening brings the most satisfying results for a more beautiful smile. We pair a special whitening gel with gentle laser technology to remove stubborn stains. At this point, laser dentistry comes into the teeth whitening process. We direct the laser’s light to your teeth. The light accelerates the whitening, making it possible for you to leave with teeth as many as 10 shades lighter within an hour’s time.


Taking Tissue for Biopsies

If you have a potentially dangerous problem with your teeth, you will want competent and advanced care to protect your health. We can use the dental laser to remove tissue that we can then send off to a lab for analysis. The laser makes the removal process quick, easy and comfortable for you. At the same time, its precision ensures that we get the exact tissue needed to assess your situation and the possible dental procedures needed to address it.


Removing Lesions

Some lesions are signs of serious oral disease. Others, like canker sores, are more annoying than dangerous. In either case, we can recommend the best way to remove the lesion. In many cases, laser dentistry can remove it in a way that ensures every bit of the lesion is eliminated. At the same time, the laser technology is so precise that you never have to worry that the surrounding soft tissue will be damaged.

Laser Treatments Can

  • Contour and reshape gums if you have have a ‘gummy’ smile or a smile that shows too much gum, giving you a picture-perfect smile.
  • Remove excess tissue such as abnormal growths or skin tags, excessive tissue that can flap over a tooth that hasn’t yet erupted.
  • Deep clean your gums for excellent oral health care.
  • Prevent or halt receding gums
  • Fix restrictive tongue movement
  • Prevent tooth loss
  • Prevent gum disease
  • Remove cold sores
  • Stimulate gum tissue growth
  • Prepare tooth for cavity removal and sealant application
  • Remove cavities