What is diode Laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry may sound intimidating at first, but we want you to know that our diode laser is a wonderful technology for your soft-tissue dental work at Something To Smile About. Our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Kevin Boulard, performs several periodontal and other dental procedures using our diode laser. By implementing energy and light pulses, a diode laser performs safe and effective treatments for our Merrimack, NH patients. With the diode laser, we can shorten the time spent in the dental chair, use less anesthesia, and have no need for sutures in gum surgery. To learn more about our diode laser dentistry, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Boulard at Something To Smile About today.
"After delaying dental care for over a year, I found Dr. Boulard and have had two visits with his practice. I could not be more pleased! The staff is friendly and competent and showed deep concern for my needs and well being. After experiencing the intolerance and contempt the medical community at large has for those who cannot safely wear a face mask, I am overjoyed at the treatment and respect I received here. After my dental surgery, I got a follow-up call from Dr. Boulard himself, which I thought was so nice and caring. These folks stand head and shoulders above the rest and I am so grateful to have found them!"- L.P. / Office Visit / Jun 10, 2021
"I’ve been a patient with Dr. Boulard for 14 years. I wouldn’t trust anyone else with my teeth! Always makes me feel comfortable and never a painful experience. I love the fact that they have high tech scanners so I never gag, no more gunky impressions. and they have up to date technology, with the option of also getting Invisalign. The rest of the staff is lovely and the office manager, Olga, is amazing! They are so efficient and well mannered. I highly recommend!"- D.S. / Google / May 24, 2021
"The entire staff at Something to Smile About is absolutely amazing. I have severe dental anxiety due to some terrible experiences with other dentists, and they really listened to all of my concerns and did everything they could to make me more comfortable. I have had a couple of rounds of dental work there now, and I don't feel a thing from beginning to end. Dr. Boulard is the best at what he does!"- K.W. / Google / May 15, 2021
"I just started going to Dr. Kevin Boulard after my family dentist, whom I've been with my ENTIRE life, retired."- K.W. / Facebook / Feb 13, 2021
"The staff is so amazing and caring. Takes time to listen to the concerns of the patient. Keeps them comfortable as can be in a dentist office."- T.D. / Facebook / Jul 08, 2020
Who needs to have diode laser treatments?
Dr. Boulard will examine your teeth and then make recommendations based on what he can offer you in terms of laser dentistry. You may be a dental candidate for the following:
- Deep cleaning
- Gum sculpting
- Periodontal treatments
- Crown lengthening
- Biopsies for oral cancer screening
- Removal of lesions or tumors in your mouth
Dr. Boulard's diode Laser techniques
As you sit in the dental chair, Dr. Boulard can use our handheld laser to treat the soft tissues of your mouth. Depending on what type of treatment you are having with the diode laser, you might receive a local anesthetic to make you more comfortable. Energy from the laser is released in short pulses during the procedure, which should shorten the time of the treatment. The advanced technology is gentle and permits less pain and discomfort during and following your treatment.
How to care for your teeth after a laser treatment
After any process using a diode laser, you may experience swollen or tender gums, but there is no need for sutures. Bleeding will be limited. Dr. Boulard will also provide specific aftercare directions to assist in your healing. You might need a follow-up appointment based on what procedure was initially performed, and Dr. Boulard can track your healing. If you have any questions after you leave our office, please call us for assistance.
Diode Laser Dentistry FAQ
Does diode laser dentistry hurt?
No, most patients don’t experience much discomfort during diode laser dentistry procedures because it's more gentle than traditional techniques. Also, before he begins, Dr. Boulard will numb the treatment area with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable.
Is diode laser dentistry safe?
Yes, it is. In studies reported by the National Institutes of Health, dental lasers were found to be safe and effective without any adverse effects.
How long is recovery after diode laser dentistry?
Because this advanced treatment is more gentle than traditional methods, it lessens any possible discomfort of recovery and can shorten recovery time. Most patients can expect to be recovered after about 2 – 4 weeks. Dr. Boulard will typically schedule a follow-up appointment to check your recovery process.
Designed for Dental greatness
Offering accuracy and precision, a diode laser treatment can give you a more comfortable and efficient dental visit. We want your dental experience to be exceptional and our diode laser helps us achieve that goal. Contact Something To Smile About in Merrimack, NH to schedule your consultation and learn more about our diode laser treatments.