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.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE DIODE LASER?
At Something To Smile About, we are constantly searching for the latest, innovative technology that will improve our patient experience. Our Diode laser allows us to perform dental procedures with a high degree of precision and yields these additional benefits:
- Expedited recovery time
- Reduced swelling and incision sizes
- Selective power that cuts and eliminates damaged areas without affecting healthy tissue
- Potential to assist with bone regrowth
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.