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Laser Dentistry in Kingston, ON

Lasers in Dentistry

Dr. Park Family Dentistry provides laser dentistry in Kingston, Ontario. Call 613-544-2432 to learn more and schedule an appointment.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Dental Laser

Laser dentistry involves using specialized lasers to help treat dental conditions. Dentists can use lasers in place of drills, scalpels, and other traditional tools.

Lasers work by creating focused beams of light. These beams affect hard and soft tissues, allowing the laser to shape or remove them.

Some dental applications of lasers include treating tooth decay and gum disease. Lasers can also whiten teeth.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is a safe and effective alternative to traditional surgical tools. Here are several benefits that lasers bring to dentistry:

  • Lasers disinfect surgical areas, meaning there is less potential for post-surgical infection.
  • Since lasers promote blood clotting, surgical sites require fewer stitches.
  • Surgery sites heal quicker than with standard procedures.
  • Lasers vaporize hard and soft tissues, meaning patients may need less or no anesthesia (needle).

Procedures Offered

Dr. Park Family Dentistry employs dental lasers to treat many conditions that interfere with patients' oral health:

Laser Snoring Therapy
Snoring happens when soft tissues in the mouth and throat partly block the airway at night. Our dentists can reduce nighttime snoring using lasers. The dentist uses a medium-energy laser to tighten the tissues in the back of the throat, allowing the airway to stay open during sleep.
Laser Tissue Removal
Lasers effectively remove gum tissue and enable dentists to plan quicker, less painful procedures. A few examples of laser-enhanced methods include removing gum tissue, crown lengthening, and correcting a "gummy" smile. Lasers can also remove fibromas and other growths in the mouth.
Tongue-Tie and Lip-Tie Laser Surgery
In some patients, the muscle attachment between the tongue and lower palate or between the lip and upper gum may be too tight.

"Tongue-tie" can cause speech problems and keep infants from breastfeeding effectively. "Lip-tie" may generate excess space between front teeth or create soft tissue recession. In these cases, a frenectomy becomes necessary. The dentist relieves the muscle attachment with the laser, allowing it to be freed from severely constricted oral structures.
CO2 Laser
Dr. Park Family Dentistry uses Solea CO2 laser. Dental Solea CO2 lasers effectively treat many conditions while providing predictable, safe, and consistent results.

Solea is the first CO2 dental laser system cleared by the FDA for hard and soft tissue procedures. Developed in Boston, Massachusetts, by Convergent Dental and based on research conducted at the University of California School of Dentistry, Solea offers a unique wavelength guided by sophisticated computers to deliver virtually painless dental procedures for both teeth and gums from simple cavities to complex surgeries.  The experience is so unique that you will find it hard to believe you were just at a dental appointment.

Why Choose Dr. Park Family Dentistry?

We value each of our patients as individuals and are committed to keeping lines of communication open. We use numerous high-tech methods to make your procedures more comfortable.

Call Dr. Park Family Dentistry

Lasers have revolutionized many procedures and created opportunities for dentists to solve problems in new ways. Call 613-544-2432 to ask how your dentist can treat your oral health issues using lasers. Make an appointment with our office today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is laser dentistry more comfortable than traditional dentistry?
With laser dentistry, the instruments used do not directly contact your mouth. This feature means that there is no vibration associated with a dental drill. Also, should tissue removal be required, oral soft tissues are vaporized with Solea dental lasers rather than cut with traditional scalpels, leading to virtually no bleeding and more immediate healing.
Are lasers better for anxious patients?
Anxious patients may prefer laser dentistry because procedures are quicker and less uncomfortable.
Are dental lasers safe?
Yes, they are safe dental tools. When we use lasers, we use all necessary safety procedures like eye protection. If you have any safety concerns about dental lasers, speak to your dentist.
How do lasers make healing times quicker?
The laser effectively cauterizes the incisions it makes, reducing the likelihood of infection and allowing healthy tissue to regenerate more immediately.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

1412 Princess St., #101B
Kingston, ON K7M-3E5
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