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Laser Treatments for Holistic Oral Care

Oct 02, 2014 02:06PM

Holistic oral care is focused on the highest standard of patient care, with an emphasis on total body wellness. A laser for soft tissue treatment and management of the following problems is recommended. 

Tooth sensitivities: Lasers may be used to seal exposed tubules located on the root of the tooth that are responsible for tooth sensitivity.

Gummy smiles: Lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile.

Muscle attachment: Laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children or adults that are tongue-tied (restricted or tight frenulum) and may also help eliminate speech impediments.

Benign tumors: Lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of benign tumors from the gums, palate, sides of cheeks and lips.

Cold sores: Low-intensity dental lasers reduce pain associated with cold sores, aphthous ulcers and herpetic lesions, as well as significantly minimized healing time, even in minutes.

Depigmentation of gum disease: For patients that have a darker pigment on their gum tissue and wish to lighten it for cosmetic purposes.

Bacteria reduction during cleanings: The laser seeks out and eliminates oral bacteria beneath the gum line. These bacteria are responsible not only for inflammation and gum disease, but can be linked to increased risk for several systemic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, diabetes and low birth weight in babies.

Laser treatments can reduce the need for additional appointments, thus increasing comfort and convenience for patients. It also minimizes the inflammatory response, allowing faster and improved healing with less discomfort. Used for the proper procedure, it is often faster and more efficient that other treatments.

Medicine Wheel Dental and Wellness Center is located at 4650 W. Jojoba Dr., and now employs laser treatment for soft tissue treatment and management. For more information, call 520-743-7101 or visit MedicineWheelWellness.com. See ad on back cover.

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