Making Care More Comfortable
Using High-Tech Tools
The Latest on Laser Treatment
Our high-tech, high-talent team is always on the lookout for new ways to improve the patient experience. One of the ways we do this is by relying on modern laser treatments. There are many more advantages and benefits for the patient using a laser than more traditional treatment approaches. They can include:
- Accelerated healing time
- Reduced post-treatment bleeding
- Less pain and discomfort making anesthesia unnecessary
- Increased sterility to avoid infection
- Added precision and comfort
While there are several procedures that oral surgeons and dental implant specialists in the Philadelphia region rely on lasers for, we use them frequently for frenectomies and gingival or gum sculpting.
Frenectomy – Frequently recommended for children, this procedure involves releasing the frenum or the flap of skin located under the tongue or on the upper lip. Because we use a laser, there’s no cutting involved. It’s more of a “vaporization” of the tissue that occurs with light energy. The laser is beneficial because it also stimulates faster bio-regeneration and healing.
Laser gum sculpting – You might also hear or see this referred to as “gum recontouring” because the treatment involves the precise removal of excess gum tissue that can make teeth appear uneven and also make them unhealthy. In some cases, laser gum sculpting might be medically necessary; other times, it’s more of a cosmetic issue.
Trust Radiofrequency for Reliable Results
Radiofrequency is growing in popularity among oral surgeons and dental implant specialists. It’s one of the best available tools we can use for a variety of reasons. We can easily remove unwanted growths and other lesions that can frequently occur in your mouth, chin, lips, and lower cheeks. We also turn to radiofrequency during other oral and maxillofacial surgery treatments. They include:
- Placing and restoring dental implants
- Bone grafting
- Wisdom teeth removal