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Doctors have used lasers for years to provide better care for their patients like LASIK vision correction laser treatment. Now, we can offer the benefits of advanced laser technology for your dental care.
No one wants surgery. But when surgery is required, conventional treatments, utilizing a scalpel and stitches can cause a great degree of discomfort. EPIC laser treatments provide patients with greater comfort, less bleeding, faster healing and better clinical results than conventional treatments.
The laser treatment can also be used for pain therapy. The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) connects the lower jaw to the bones of the skull. A condition known as Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD) can cause pain and stiffness in the TMJ. When it is subjected to trauma such as an injury to the neck or head, or aggravated by clenching or teeth grinding, TMJ disorder (TMD) arises. Some of the signs and symptoms include facial pain, earaches or ringing of the ears, dull, chronic headaches, jaw locking, clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joint, a bite that feels uncomfortable or “off”, neck, shoulder and back pain and swelling on the side of the face.
The EPIC laser is also used for teeth whitening. The laser whitening procedure is so short, only 20 minutes, which means less time is spent driving back and forth to our office. It also means that less time will be spent away from work and less time will be spent sitting in the dental chair resulting in a more comfortable experience. No longer is there a need to squeeze a lengthy appointment into your schedule or deal with the hassle of inconvenient, time-consuming nightly trays to achieve results.
How does the EPIC laser treatment work—is it safe?
The EPIC laser system emits light that precisely interacts with the areas to be treated in a low dose and safe manner. It can also provide temporary relief of pain by delivering therapeutic heat.
What laser treatments can the EPIC laser do?
Treat Gum Disease – Bleeding gums and gum recession are common signs of gingivitis and gum disease, caused by the presence of bacteria and inflammation inside the gums. The laser gum treatment is a relatively painless procedure that removes inflamed areas and infected tissue from inside the gums. Improved healing of the gum tissue follows after treatment along with proper oral care.
Improve Your “Gummy” Smile – it is possible to improve the appearance of your smile by shaping the gums, known as laser soft tissue gingval contouring. The laser treatment safely removes excess gum tissue that may give you a “gummy” smile, or makes your front teeth appear irregular in size or shape.
Remove Oral Growths – The EPIC laser system may be used to remove small “tags” called papillomas and growths called fibromas, that result from cheek or tongue traumatic bite.