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Laser Dentistry – Irving, TX

Reliable, Safe, & Comfortable Dental Laser Treatment

a patient smilinf after undergoing lase dentistryUnlike the lasers you might have seen in movies, laser dentistry is one of the safest and most efficient methods for improving a patient’s oral health. At 21st Century Dental of Irving, our team is more than happy to provide reliable and comfortable care with this advanced technology so that you can return to enjoying a healthy smile. Keep reading to learn more about how we utilize laser dentistry to treat gums and other soft oral tissues or give us a call today to schedule your consultation.

Why Choose 21st Century Dental of Irving for Laser Dentistry?

  • Advanced & Efficient Dental Lasers
  • Utilize DIAGNOdent for Accurate Diagnosis of Decay
  • Offers Treatment for Gum Disease, Frenum Removal, & Mouth Ulcers

What Are Dental Lasers?

a dentist holding a dental laser

A dental laser is a concentrated beam of light that is designed to address complications found in the gum line or other areas of soft tissue in the mouth. Our team at 21st Century Dental of Irving typically uses various types of lasers for separate purposes, including one that cures tooth-colored cosmetic materials. Others involve the perio laser from Lares, which is meant to treat gums, lip and tongue-tie, and any mouth ulcers we might detect. We also diagnose decay with DIAGNOdent for increased precision and efficiency.

Types of Laser Dental Treatments

a patient undergoing dental lase treatment

As mentioned before, laser dentistry can be used to treat various kinds of issues found in the mouth. At our practice, we can use this technology to even address problems like aphthous ulcers, herpetic ulcers, and other ulcers that could be found in the mouth. That said, here are some of the common laser dental treatments you might expect us to offer:

Lip & Tongue-Tie Treatment

a baby with tomgue tie opening its mouth

If you or your little one is having trouble moving your lips or tongue because of a frenulum or frenum—a large/thick band of connection tissue—we might be able to remove this with our laser via a frenectomy. This straightforward surgery simply involves cutting and removing this tissue to allow for improved mobility and function.

Periodontal Therapy

a person showing signs of gum disease

Gum disease occurs whenever harmful bacteria accumulate and attack the periodontal tissues, which can seriously impact your oral and overall health. Instead of using scalpels and sutures to treat the problem, we can just use our dental laser to eliminate the invasive germs as well as remove the affected tissue so that your mouth can return to normal.

Gum Recontouring

a 3D illustration of gum recontouring

Even if the gums are completely healthy, some patients might have what is known as a “gummy smile.” This is when there are a few millimeters of excess gum tissue showing whenever you smile. If you want to improve the appearance of your grin, our team can safely and effectively trim the gums to help reveal more of your pearly whites and achieve a more appealing overall look. 

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

a patient smiling after undergoing dental treatment

Laser dentistry comes with a variety of advantages, including:

  • Increased precision during procedures compared to traditional dental tools
  • Involves little to no bleeding
  • Quicker treatment with no need for sutures
  • Local anesthesia may not even be required for the procedure
  • Faster recovery periods
  • Significantly reduced risk of infection