At Dr. Katie To's Dental Wellness Center, one of our core values is to help you retain as much of your natural tooth structure as we can throughout your life. In order to make this goal a reality, we have to stay abreast of the very latest in all that modern dentistry has to offer. Through this endeavor, we have expanded our use of laser dentistry in our practice. Research on the application of lasers for dentistry has seen a drastic increase in the last few decades and Dr. Katie has made sure that our practice is up to date and well educated on the various types and techniques.
Laser dentistry is safe, effective, and has many positive effects in its use. There are many different ways to use lasers in dentistry and we are happy to be able to offer our patients our expertise on them.
Probably the most common use of lasers in dentistry is for gum therapy. If you have noticed any bleeding, inflammation, or swelling of your gums, you may have an overload of bacteria present in your gums. Our biological dental team will take a sample of your saliva, place it under the microscope and determine if you have any high risk bacteria present. When a patient is diagnosed with an infection in their gums, has bleeding or swelling they need to get treatment. One of the therapies we offer for gum disinfection is laser therapy. After performing a thorough cleaning and dental ozone therapy, our laser-certified hygienists will use the laser to help stimulate the healing of the affected areas.
NightLase Snoring Treatment
Do you snore? Or maybe your spouse? Snoring is more than just a nuisance, it can also mean you're not getting great quality sleep.
We screen every patient for potential airway problems, including snoring. When prescribed, we are able to provide our patients with a treatment that helps reduce, and even eliminate, snoring. Patients who receive this treatment often report waking up feeling more refreshed and their spouses too! NightLase does not require you to wear a device when you sleep and involves no chemical treatments. All it takes is three separate treatments over a three month period to help you sleep better.
Applications for Oral Surgery
As a biological practice, we take teeth removal very seriously. We consider removing any tooth as a last resort because it's losing a part of your body and the process must be given extreme care. One step in our extensive process is to use laser therapy in the extraction site. The special light created from the laser is able to simultaneously disinfect the extraction site, provide biomodulation therapy, and help you heal faster with fewer to no post-operative complications.
Ask Us About Lasers
Our team is proud to be a part of a practice where modern technology and techniques are at the forefront of patient care. We are happy to educate our patients on all aspects of our biological practice so they can have a better understanding of their options and the care we offer. Please give us a call and any of our patient care specialists will be happy to help you learn more or schedule your next or first visit.