At South Shore Dentistry, we use laser dentistry procedures to give our patients a more comfortable dental treatment experience. Dr. Burt uses the Epic X diode dental laser to deliver precise treatments that are more comfortable in a shorter amount of time.
Laser dentistry treatment has many potential benefits:
- Anesthesia is not required for many laser dentistry treatments
- Recovery time post-treatment is generally much quicker than with traditional dental treatment
- Laser dentistry treatments are often more comfortable for patients
- The risk of bacterial infection is lowered due to the precision of laser dentistry treatments
For patients who need surgery for severe gum disease that cannot be cured with antibiotics or other treatment methods, Dr. Burt will perform a gingivectomy using a dental laser.
A gingivectomy is a surgical procedure that removes and reshapes loose, diseased gum tissue to get rid of pockets between the teeth and gums. After a gingivectomy, it is often easier for you to keep your teeth and gums clean.
This laser dentistry procedure has many different names, including laser gum reshaping, gum surgery, gum sculpting, and dental crown lengthening.
Even if someone has straight, healthy, and symmetrical teeth, the beauty of their smile could be overshadowed if the gum line is uneven or falls too far below the lips. If you’re suffering from a “gummy smile”, laser dentistry could be the right solution for you to finally get the smile you deserve!
Cold Sore Treatment
For patients suffering from cold sores or canker sores, Dr. Burt often recommends treatment using a dental laser. Cold sore laser dentistry treatment works by heating the sore or lesion in order to kill the virus and stimulate your body’s healing. Treatment typically lasts about 15 minutes, and most patients feel better immediately following their appointment.
Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser teeth whitening has become one of the most common ways for many people to enjoy a whiter smile. This teeth whitening treatment can remove stains from tobacco, wine, coffee, and medication. The best part is that it's quick! Laser whitening should only take about an hour in our Weymouth dental office from start to finish.
A gum biopsy is a dental procedure where Dr. Burt will use our diode laser to remove a small sample of your gum tissue. Once the sample has been removed, it is sent to an outside laboratory for testing. Gum biopsies are often recommended to help doctors diagnose oral cancer, as well as non-cancerous lesions or growths.
Questions About Laser Dentistry?
South Shore Dentistry evaluates gum disease which can be a complication of tooth decay, and progress to a more serious condition called periodontitis.