Laser Dentistry is one of the most advanced dental treatments today, using unique technology that combines focused light and thermal energy for a highly precise, exceptionally gentle dental experience.
Benefits Laser Dentistry
Laser Dentistry allows the dentist to perform a wide range of procedures with benefits including:
Faster healing time and less trauma to gums.
Less anaesthetic for most procedures.
Less post-operative discomfort.
Making dental care a more relaxing experience for you.
What treatments can the Epic Laser do?
Fix “lip tie”
Tissue attached to upper lip causing gum recession or gap between front teeth.
Fix “tongue tie”
Tissue connections that restrict the movement of your tongue affecting your speech or a child’s ability to feed.
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.
Improve “gummy” smile
With Epic, it is possible to improve the appearance of your smile by shaping the gums, known as laser soft tissue gingival contouring. The laser safely removes excess gum tissue that may give you a “gummy” smile, or makes your front teeth appear irregular in size or shape.
Canker sores and cold sores are a painful nuisance. They can make talking or eating difficult, and always seem to take forever to go away. Fortunately, your Epic dentist can safely and efficiently treat these sores on your lips, tongue, inner cheek and gums — often relieving pain immediately.
Once your canker sore or cold sore has been diagnosed, Epic treatment is simple:
- Laser energy is applied to the sore for just a few minutes
- Most people experience immediate pain relief
- Sores typically heal faster when treated with laser
- Potentially avoid prescription medication for your sore, avoiding its side effects and possible drug interactions
Appear around the lips or at the corners of the mouth
Outbreak of herpes simplex virus (HSV-1)
Painful, open sores that appear inside lips & cheeks, at base of gums, or under tongue
Stress, poor nutrition, food allergies, illness, hormonal changes, trauma
Finally, a New Way to Manage Gum Disease
Now, with the help of Laser Dentistry, we can control the bacteria in your mouth to prevent the progression of gum disease and bring your gums back to health. Laser Dentistry may be recommended as part of your treatment plan during the early stages of gum disease to prevent the progression of this disease.
Laser Dentistry offers significant advantages including:
- Eliminates bleeding gums
- Reduces discomfort associated with red, swollen tender gums
- Promotes more rapid healing
Ask the dentist or one of our staff if you are a candidate for Epic laser therapy, and help us take better care of you and your oral health.
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What causes TMJ pain?
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 is subjected to trauma such as an injury to the neck or head, or aggravated by clenching or teeth grinding, TMJ disorder (TMD) arises.
Signs & Symptoms
Earaches or ringing of the ears
Dull, chronic headaches
Clicking or popping sounds in the jaw joint
A bite that feels uncomfortable or “off”
Neck, shoulder and back pain
Swelling on the side of the face