Laser Dentistry in Bradenton FL
Dr. Clarke believes that patient comfort is top priority. For this reason, he’s invested in cutting edge technology such as the Biolase iPlus Laser, which is designed to make many dental procedures more relaxed and efficient. The dental laser can be used in conjunction with a number of different procedures such as tooth fillings, periodontal surgery, bone removal, and biopsies.
Dental lasers deliver energy in the form of a concentrated beam of light. The laser is more precise and provides a sterile environment in which bleeding and swelling are minimized and soft tissues can heal more quickly. The laser provides heat along with light to create a stronger bond when performing a dental filling. Patients are pleasantly surprised at how quick and pain free treatments done with the laser can be.
Dr. Clarke often uses the laser when applying tooth-colored composite fillings. The laser provides a tight seal around the filling, which strengthens the bond of the composite to the tooth and ensures that you’re receiving a restoration you can rely on for years to come.
Laser Dentistry and Periodontal Disease
Periodontal (or gum) disease occurs when the tissue and bone that support your teeth and hold them in place become infected. Without proper support, your teeth are at risk for loss. To effectively treat gum disease, you will need a deeper cleaning. This procedure reaches beneath the gum line to remove stubborn tartar build up.
Dr. Clarke uses the laser along with scaling and root planing to remove the infected tissue and accelerate the healing process. The laser is more accurate when removing diseased tissue, and the intense light creates a sterile seal around the new tissue, allowing it to heal more quickly.
The laser can also be used to assist in procedures such as biopsies of lesions that may indicate oral cancer or to accelerate healing of painful canker sores. When caught in its earliest stages with a biopsy, oral cancer can be effectively treated with great results.
Advanced Dental Technology
Laser dentistry is not the only advanced technology that Dr. Clarke has invested in. We’re also proud to offer our patients:
- Digital x-rays, which provide a more comprehensive internal look at your mouth
- Digital impressions, which have streamlined the dental restoration process, making it more comfortable and efficient
- DIAGNOdent, which uses a laser to detect tooth decay in its earliest stages
We know you’ll appreciate the difference that our state-of-the-art technology makes in your dental care and your experience at our office. Contact us today to schedule your appointment and learn more about our services and how we can help you maintain optimum oral health for a lifetime.