Dental technology has come a long way in the last 100 years, but even that rate of growth looks tiny compared to the advances being made in laser dentistry. Nearly every dental procedure can be complemented with laser technology, which is more efficient than traditional oral methods. Here are some examples of how laser dentistry is changing the way dentists work:
Tissue fold treatment – A common side effect of wearing dentures is the creation of soft tissue folds, something some denture-wearers find unattractive. Using a soft tissue laser, we can change the appearance of your gums.
Tongue tie removal – A tongue tie (also known as ankyloglossia) occurs when tissue in the oral cavity bonds the end of the tongue to the floor of the mouth. This affects a child’s facility to breastfeed and to speak clearly, and it can be treated using oral lasers.
Tooth preparation– During dental treatments, your teeth are first arranged for treatment, usually with a dental drill. By using oral laser technology, we can prepare your chompers without using oral drills as much, and in some cases, we might not have to use dental drills at all.
Treating sleep apnea – Every now and then sleep apnea in the elderly is caused by superfluous tissue growth in the throat, and in such cases a surgery (palatoplasty or uvuloplasty) can be laser-assisted to release the throat of the excess tissue.
With all of the broad applications of lasers in dental services, it’s no wonder that laser dentistry is growing so quickly. We’d love to share more information about the potentials of laser dentistry and which services we offer. Please pencil in your next appointment to our Hackensack, New Jersey, office now by calling 201-843-0440. Dr. Donald Roman and the team at Roman Dental Arts will be ecstatic to see you!