Dr. John Dano is a firm believer in utilizing the best that dentistry has to offer for his patients, including the latest proven dental technologies. As such, Bull Valley Dentistry uses several cutting-edge tools for the dental procedures we provide. One of these is the soft-tissue dental laser, which can kill bacteria and help tissues heal more quickly after a procedure. When used in tandem with traditional procedures, dental lasers such as the one we use can improve the success rate of your dental treatments.
Gum Disease Treatments
Periodontal disease is caused by bacterial plaque and tartar buildup on the teeth, which exposes your gums to that same bacteria. The earliest form of gum disease, gingivitis, is the irritation of the gums due to bacterial exposure. Later stages of gum disease, periodontitis and advanced periodontitis, occur when the bacteria makes its way below the gum line and begin to eat away at the ligaments and bone supporting the teeth. If left untreated or improperly maintained, the bacterial infection which causes gum disease will lead to tooth loss.
Traditional gum disease treatment and maintenance revolves around scaling and root planing, in which a traditional dental instrument scrapes away the plaque and tartar above and below the gum line. The treatment is effective, but runs the risk of leaving some bacteria behind. The periodontal dental laser, however, can kill the bacteria almost completely. By using a dental laser to assist in this process, however, our McHenry dentist helps maximize the success of scaling and planing.
Tongue Tie Frenectomy
Dental lasers are not just good at eliminating oral bacteria, but are also idea for other oral surgical procedures. When compared to traditional surgery implements, lasers tend to encourage faster healing times and improved tissue regeneration.
Dr. Dano would use this laser as part of the frenectomies he performs. An instrumental treatment for ankyloglossia (tongue tie), the particular frenectomy in which our dentist specializes is the removal of the tissue which restrains the tongue’s movements. By applying a dental laser to the site of the surgery, the tongue and floor of the mouth will heal quickly and comfortably.
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Bull Valley Dentistry provides laser dentistry to patients and their families in McHenry. To learn more about how dental lasers can help you, call us today!