Laser dentistry has changed the way dentists perform many oral procedures. Using innovative technology and advanced laser therapy techniques, Dr. Mohammad Izadi can help improve patients’ oral health without the need for invasive oral surgery, making treatment more accessible.
Laser dentistry enhances our ability to treat the soft tissues of the mouth with greater accuracy. This innovative technology has been allowing dentists to offer less invasive, more precise, and comfortable oral care treatments to patients. Izadi Orthodontics users laser dentistry for oral treatments without the need for sutures or long downtimes with less discomfort.
Laser therapy even promotes the body’s healing response to quicker recovery times. Laser dentistry reduces swelling and bleeding, so patients enjoy a more pleasant and less uncomfortable treatment procedure.
Laser therapy is safe and effective for children and adult patients. Izadi Orthodontics can address a wide range of dental health concerns using tailored laser therapy treatment.
Laser therapy is used to treat:
Tongue-tie is a condition that is usually evident at birth. The frenulum, the small flap of skin that attaches the tongue to the base of the mouth, is too long, restricting the movement of the tongue.
Children who are not treated typically have difficulty in speech development. It is ideal to treat children soon after birth when the problem is discovered.
Dr. Izadi offers laser frenectomies for the treatment of tongue-tie. Using a precise laser, Dr. Izadi cleanly cuts the frenectomy releasing the tongue and allowing for a normal range of motion. The laser minimizes bleeding and swelling and is a quick, relatively comfortable procedure. This is a completely safe procedure for your child. The use of a laser will eliminate the need for sutures.
Gummy smiles can be cosmetically unappealing. Many patients choose gum contouring to create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile. Dr. Izadi offers laser gum contouring as a non-surgical option to help patients achieve a beautiful smile.
These two photos are of the same patient of Dr. Izadi, showing the before and after (14 days) of the laser surgery. Major cosmetic enhancement is pretty remarkable! She will be ready for her orthodontic treatment now.
Laser therapy is often used to remove excess gum tissue for patients who have gummy smiles. The laser is used to expose more of the tooth structure, bringing balance between the gum line and teeth. Laser therapy allows for more precise, less invasive, and less painful treatment. There will be less swelling and no need for sutures. Laser therapy promotes the body’s natural healing response allowing for a faster recovery.
Laser Therapy FAQs
Is laser therapy safe for my child?
Yes. Laser therapy has been proven to be a safe treatment option for children. Dental lasers are used at very safe levels and are only operated by certified dental professionals. Dr. Izadi offers laser frenectomy procedures for the treatment of tongue tie which is best treated early on in a child’s life.
What is laser therapy?
Laser dentistry uses state-of-the-art lasers to perform surgical procedures. Dental equipment that administers treatment with lasers is safe for use on patients of all ages. Dr. Izadi uses laser therapy to treat tongue-tie, recontour the gums, and improve overall oral health.
What are the benefits of laser therapy?
There are many benefits and not many drawbacks to using dental lasers for your traditional procedures. Benefits include:
- Reduces swelling & bleeding
- Minimal to no downtime after treatment
- No sutures required
- Safe for children and adults
- Promotes the body’s natural healing response
Will dental lasers cause more pain than traditional procedures?
No. Laser dentistry is painless. Dental lasers provide extremely accurate and predictable results. Pain is almost immediately relieved after your dental treatment with lasers. Furthermore, your dental care team will make sure you are completely comfortable before, during, and after treatment.
Do you need anesthesia for laser dentistry?
With lasers, the dentist may not need to use anesthetic, and procedures can happen quickly and easily. Anesthetics are not necessary because there is no pain. Laser saves time and money by eliminating the need for a shot and allowing patients to leave the doctor’s office with no numbness.
How long does a laser filling take?
In general, a laser filling takes between 10 minutes and an hour; however, the length of time depends on the size and location of the cavity.
How long does it take gums to heal after a laser treatment?
The severity of your gum disease will determine how long it will take for your gums to recover from treatment. Deeper pockets may take a few weeks to heal completely, but shallower ones may take as little as one week. For the first few days after surgery, it’s best to eat soft foods because your mouth will be sore and swollen.
Does laser dentistry require anesthesia?
When we laser treat dental issues, there is no need for numbing. The main benefit of using a laser for root canals and periodontal disease treatments is that there is no need for an anesthetic.