Dental laser gum surgery, also known as laser periodontal therapy, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a dental laser to remove infected gum tissue and promote the regeneration of healthy tissue. The procedure is typically performed by a periodontist, who is a dental specialist trained in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of gum disease.
The dental laser used in the procedure is a specialized instrument that emits a concentrated beam of light. The laser is used to selectively remove the diseased gum tissue and eliminate the bacteria causing the infection. The laser also helps to seal blood vessels and nerve endings, which can reduce bleeding and discomfort during and after the procedure.
Dental laser gum surgery offers several benefits over traditional gum surgery, including a faster recovery time, reduced pain and discomfort, and minimal bleeding and swelling. Additionally, the laser can be used to stimulate the growth of new tissue, which can help to restore the natural contours of the gum line and improve the overall appearance of the teeth.
However, not all cases of gum disease can be treated with dental laser gum surgery, and it is important to consult with a periodontist or dental professional to determine if it is a suitable option for your individual case. The procedure may also not be covered by all insurance plans, so it is important to check with your insurance provider before undergoing the procedure.
Crown Lengthening By Laser
Crown lengthening by laser is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a dental laser to reshape the gum line and expose more of the tooth’s surface. The procedure is typically performed by a periodontist or a cosmetic dentist and is used to correct issues such as a gummy smile, uneven gum line, or to prepare the tooth for a dental crown.
During the procedure, a dental laser is used to remove excess gum tissue and reshape the gum line to expose more of the tooth’s surface. The laser can selectively target the gum tissue, leaving the surrounding tissue intact and reducing bleeding and discomfort during and after the procedure. The laser also promotes faster healing and a reduced risk of infection.
Crown lengthening by laser offers several advantages over traditional crown lengthening procedures, including a faster recovery time, reduced pain and discomfort, and a more precise and controlled removal of gum tissue. Additionally, the procedure can be performed in a single visit, and patients can often return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.
However, not all cases of crown lengthening can be treated with laser, and it is important to consult with a dental professional to determine if it is a suitable option for your individual case. The procedure may also not be covered by all insurance plans, so it is important to check with your insurance provider before undergoing the procedure.
Maxillo Facial Surgeries
Maxillofacial surgery, also known as oral and maxillofacial surgery, is a specialty of dentistry that involves the diagnosis, treatment, and management of disorders and injuries of the mouth, jaw, face, and neck.
Maxillofacial surgery may be used to treat a variety of conditions, including:
- Jaw misalignment and malocclusion (misaligned teeth)
- Facial trauma and fractures
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders
- Cleft lip and palate
- Oral cancer and other tumors of the head and neck
- Sleep apnea and snoring
- Impacted wisdom teeth
The procedures involved in maxillofacial surgery may vary depending on the specific condition being treated. Common procedures include:
- Orthognathic surgery to correct jaw misalignment and malocclusion
- Reconstruction of facial bones after trauma or injury
- Removal of tumors or lesions in the head and neck
- Dental implant surgery
- Wisdom tooth extraction
- Corrective surgery for cleft lip and palate
Maxillofacial surgery is typically performed by a specialist oral and maxillofacial surgeon, who has completed specialized training in the field. The procedures may be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity and duration of the procedure.
Recovery time and aftercare instructions will vary depending on the specific procedure performed, and patients should follow their surgeon’s instructions carefully to ensure a successful outcome.