Thanks to technology, the dental industry is able to provide patients with care that is more accurate and far more comfortable and non-invasive than ever before. One of the technologies that has made the most dramatic difference in the way dentistry is practiced is lasers. Dr. Barry Polansky uses laser dentistry in Cherry Hill to perform several different types of hard and soft tissue procedures.
The Advantages of Laser Dentistry
The precision of laser dentistry allows Dr. Polansky to achieve predictable results in a manner that is extremely safe. In addition, because a laser is so precise, there is far less risk of damaging nearby tissue during any procedure.
Some of the other advantages of laser dentistry include:
- Insignificant or no pain during treatment, so local anesthesia is often not necessary
- Little to no bleeding during and after soft tissue treatment because a laser actually vaporizes rather than cuts tissue
- Reduced risk of infection after a procedure
- Patients experience less anxiety before a procedure knowing that their treatment will be performed with a scalpel or sutures
Laser Cavity Detection
Dr. Polansky and his staff use DIAGNOdent, an advanced laser technology that helps to pinpoint tooth decay at the earliest sign of a cavity. Using a small handheld wand, Dr. Polansky scans your teeth to find a soft spot in tooth enamel that can be a sign of decay. At this stage, a tooth-colored filling can conservatively repair the tooth, leaving more natural structure intact.
Laser Gum Disease Therapy
Cherry Hill dentist Dr. Polansky also uses laser dentistry to treat advanced cases of gum disease. LANAP™, or Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure, is an advanced technology that painlessly reverses the effects of periodontitis and encourages faster healing.
Periodontitis happens when bacteria invade gum pockets between your teeth. As these bacteria multiply and infection grows, gum tissue and the supporting bone tissue underneath are gradually destroyed. Without treatment, teeth begin to loosen and eventually tooth extraction becomes necessary.
Instead of traditional gum surgery that requires a scalpel and stitches, Dr. Polansky uses LANAP to eliminate infection in gum pockets and promote the reattachment of gum tissue to your teeth.
Crown Lengthening and Gum Sculpting
For patients with gummy smiles, laser dentistry can make crown lengthening and gum sculpting far less invasive procedures. Dr. Polansky uses the laser to precisely reshape gum tissue to create a smile that is more proportional.
For Laser Dentistry in Cherry Hill, Call Our Office Today
If you would like to explore the ways laser dentistry may be able to enhance your smile, contact the dental practice of Dr. Polansky today.