Is Laser Dentistry used in Staunton, Waynesboro and the Central Virginia area?
Dr. Willis uses laser dentistry in our Willis & Associates: Family Dentistry practice for hard and soft tissue procedures. The lasers used are narrow beams of light energy that can penetrate the tissue, producing the ability to vaporize, remove or shape soft tissues such as the gums, cheeks and tongue. It can also penetrate hard tissue and remove decay.
Laser dentistry can be used to:
- Correct many problems such as uncovering partially erupted wisdom teeth.
- Remove lip pulls in orthodontic patients.
- Obtain small tissue samples in biopsy procedures to detect lesions or potential tumors in the mouth.
Using laser dentistry as opposed to other forms of surgery does have its advantages. Lasers can control the amount of bleeding during the treatment and can sometimes remove gum tissue without causing bleeding. In laser dentistry, there may also be less swelling and pain following the surgery as the laser can seal blood vessels and nerve endings.
Laser fillings are a quick and painless procedure. Dr. Willis is a fellow in the World Clinical Laser Institute (WCLI). He was also trained on the Waterlase® under leading dentists Dr. Bruce Baird at the Charlotte Center for Cosmetic Dentistry and Dr. Bruce Cassis of the Cassis Dental Center.
Dr. Willis also uses the Waterlase® for soft tissue work. He can likely reshape your gum line in one office visit, though some patients may require a follow up visit for best results. You’ll notice a more polished gum line immediately.
Let your best smile shine through. Contact our team for more information on gum recontouring and laser dentistry.