Laser Dentistry

The most efficient technology for soft-tissue treatments

We are excited to offer the latest technology in Laser Dentistry at Glen Lake Family Dentistry.  Laser dentistry is a great option for use in treatment for a variety of dental issues and cosmetic uses.

The Dental Diode Laser is powered by injected electric current and useful for soft tissue surgical procedures, allowing the dentist to cut tissue without causing bleeding.  Because of its mechanism of action, a laser also eliminates bacterial contamination of the area.

One of the benefits of laser therapy is reducing painful inflammation after treatment. The reduction of inflammation also allows you to heal faster.

“The occurrence of canker sores has been significantly reduced since Dr. Olson has treated them with laser therapy. Not only do they occur less frequently but, when I do get one, the severity and healing time healing time is also greatly reduced.”
Kris E.

Laser Uses in Soft Tissue Treatment

  • Cold Sore and Canker Sore Treatments – to reduce the duration of suffering, and reduce the likelihood of recurrence in the affected site.
  • Removal of soft tissue fibromas – fibromas are a common outgrowth of tissue (usually benign) that occur from repeated irritation. Fibroma removals usually heal within a few days to a week.
  • Frenectomy – the removal of the tissue tag that sometimes keeps the upper front teeth from touching.
  • Exposing crown margins to allow for a more accurate digital impression or traditional tray impression.
  • Deep pocket access to eliminate granulation tissue and disinfect the area
  • Esthetic crown lengthening
  • Gingivectomy
  • Shaping gums

 

Dr. Olson and the helpful staff at Glen Lake Family Dentistry welcome any questions you may have regarding laser dentistry and the possible uses for your unique dental needs. We at Glen Lake Family Dentistry value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle compassionate care. Laser therapy is just one of the treatment options available to you at our office to make your experience more comfortable during and after treatment. When we have a full picture of your dental health we’ll work with you to decide on the best treatment for your situation.