For our Whole Dental Wellness patients seeking laser dentistry in Roseville, we now offer this appealing alternative to traditional dental work. Many patients find laser dentistry to be a more comfortable alternative to traditional dental tools.
With extensive training on LANAP (Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure) and LAPIP (Laser-Assisted Peri-implantitis Procedure), our Roseville laser dentistry specialists at Whole Dental Wellness can help ease your anxiety and maintain your smile with these innovative procedures.
Dr. Whitney Weiner talks about the benefits of Laser Dentistry to reverse Periodontal Disease
Laser dentistry refers to any procedure that can be done using beams of focused light as opposed to drills or other solid instruments.
While lasers have been used in dental work for more than 30 years, the variety of procedures and instruments involving lasers has steadily evolved over that time. In many of these cases, laser dentistry can improve outcomes, minimize patient discomfort and decrease time spent in recovery.
At Whole Dental Wellness, our patients in Roseville can receive laser dentistry for the following treatments:
LANAP is short for Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure. This novel procedure is an alternative to the traditional “cut and sew” method of periodontal treatment. Using an incredibly fine laser, our periodontal team is able to eliminate bacteria beneath the gum line attached to the teeth that can lead to bone loss, gum disease, and eventually tooth loss.
This method has been shown to not only protect the teeth, but can also restore some bone loss! If you have puffy gums or the signs of potential gum disease, talk to our periodontal team at Whole Dental Wellness about the benefits of laser dentistry in Roseville.
LAPIP (Laser-Assisted Peri-implantitis Procedure) is a lot like LANAP, except it deals specifically with bacteria issues surrounding dental implants. With LAPIP, our periodontal specialist can go beneath the surface and clean out bacteria beneath the gums that could impact bone density around the implant. This reduces gum inflammation and protects the bone and gums surrounding the implant.
How our Laser Dentistry technique helped this patient's severe gum disease
How Laser Dentistry helped a patient with Pregnancy Gingivitis
Your Laser Dentistry Procedure
If laser dentistry is recommended during your consultation, your procedure will move forward just like it would with traditional tools. The main difference is in the procedure itself. Rather than the sometimes painful whirring or scraping sensations you may feel with traditional instruments, laser dentistry involves the precise application of an intense beam of light to the area in question. Most patients describe the feeling as painless.
Laser Dentistry Recovery
Recovery time from laser dentistry will depend on the nature of the procedure. Our periodontal team may recommend staying on a diet of soft foods for 7-10 days, or avoiding brushing your teeth for a set time following the procedure to protect your gums from inflammation. You will get complete recovery instructions during your consultation to make sure you have all the information you need to plan your laser dentistry procedure.
Depending on your dental issue, laser dentistry has been shown to be more comfortable for the patient and reduce downtime following certain procedures. It also reduces the need for sutures, as the laser itself promotes blood coagulation. Lasers can also be used to stimulate healing in the gums, making laser dentistry an excellent choice for certain periodontal treatments like LANAP® and LAPIP.
It can take anywhere from 10 minutes to several hours to complete a laser dentistry procedure, depending on the nature of the procedure.
Laser dentistry has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of multiple dental conditions. In the hands of a skilled and professionally trained operator like our specialist at Whole Dental Wellness in Roseville, laser dentistry is a safe, comfortable alternative to traditional dental tools. In rare cases, laser dentistry has caused damage to the mouth, including the pulp, teeth surface, and tissues. Infections, while also rare, can still happen. Our periodontal specialist takes precautions to minimize these risks.
At Whole Dental Wellness, we always require that any patient interested in receiving treatment with laser dentistry in Roseville receive a thorough examination and consultation. This helps us determine if laser dentistry is the best option for your specific needs.
To find out if you qualify for LANAP or LAPIP to help treat your dental issues, schedule a consultation with our team at Whole Dental Wellness. Our Roseville dentists can assess your smile and review your options to ensure you get the care you need. At Whole Dental Wellness, we believe a healthy mouth is a key to a healthy body. Let us help you find your path to a healthier lifestyle through dental wellness today.
Contact our office today to request an appointment or fill out the form to book online. A team member will reach out to confirm your appointment.
21055 12 Mile Road, Roseville, MI 48066