We are constantly learning and striving to advance the standard of patient care in our office. We have recently purchased a dental laser and are excited to let you know about a few of the procedures we can now offer:
Invisalign is a new system of straightening teeth without the use of conventional braces. A series of clear plastic aligners are utilized to create tooth movement. Moving teeth with removable aligners is not new. However, the computer program, which can generate a series of aligners with small changes is the new part. Invisalign is recommended for orthodontic situations with mild to moderate spacing or crowding. They are virtually undetectable, easy to use and comfortable to wear.
We highly recommend that you take advantage of this service as part of your routine cleaning.
We are equally excited to introduce laser treatment of apthous ulcers (canker sores) and Herpes I (cold sores), which promote reduced healing times. In the case of cold sores, when caught in the tingling, burning period, it can actually prevent the cold sore from ever appearing on your lip. If you are a patient of record and have had the misfortune of experiencing one of these painful lesions, please do not hesitate to call our office the minute symptoms begin.
This service is provided free of charge to all patients of record.
Sensitive teeth can be caused by many things. Most of the time people brush too hard with too much tooth paste and cause their root surfaces to wear. Roots have the tendency to wear at a much faster rate because the tooth is softer at the root. The treatment is easy. The teeth are desensitized with the laser and a tooth colored filling to match is often placed over the root surface to protect it. Often no anesthetic is used or only a liquid topical is used. A desensitizing sealer is then placed over the filling. A tooth paste is prescribed or recommended specific to each patient.
Feel free to ask us at your next appointment how our lasers can make your experience at our office more comfortable, efficient, and effective!