Why Laser Surgery is Preferable
With traditional surgery, tissue is prone to scarring, but with dental lasers the tissue regenerates and heals accordingly. Chance of post-surgical infection is greatly minimized because the dental lasers sterilize the area being treated. With laser dentistry, there is minimal bleeding, and recovery time is faster. The laser seal as the dentist works, eliminating the need for stitches.
The use of laser dentistry also allows us to treat problems that were once untreatable by traditional methods. Because of the lack of incisions involved, most patients experience minimal anxiety and discomfort, too.
Cosmetic laser dentistry is used to treat a variety of issues, such as:
- Cold sores
- Gummy smiles
- Teeth bleaching
- Cavity detection
- Sensitive teeth
- For increased lip and tongue movement
Dr. Chris Hill may employ the use of a dental laser for a long period of time or for brief moments, depending on your treatment needs. We utilize this great technology to provide the best in patient care and to provide patient friendly alternatives to traditional methods. Dr. Chris Hill and the staff at City Smiles have devoted considerable time training to be able to bring you the many advantages of this exciting new technology.
For more information on dental lasers or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chris Hill, please contact our St. Louis dentist office today.