Understanding Soft Tissue Laser Treatment

Soft tissue laser treatment is a mainstream technology in modern orthodontic practices. The laser has been used in dental practices for different applications for over two decades. The process helps to develop a proper gingival area and to provide access to impacted teeth.

An orthodontist uses the laser procedure for easy removal of “extra” or redundant gum tissue to improve gingival architecture, uncovering an impacted tooth or removal of extra mass to allow for proper bracket placement or orthodontic treatment.

In the procedure, the laser light is applied to the affected area. The laser is precisely calibrated to deliver light in a therapeutic dose, wavelength, pulse, and duration. Laser energy increases circulation drawing water, oxygen, and nutrients to the damaged area. This creates an optimal healing environment that reduces inflammation, muscle spasms, and moreover the pain.

Soft tissue laser treatment is also used in periodontal treatment, which is more efficient than root planning and scaling alone. It helps in bacterial reduction and debridement.

Benefits of Soft Tissue Laser Treatment

– Reduces anxiety in patients
– Pain free process
– Preservation of a healthier tooth
– Reduces swelling and bleeding gum tissue
– Reduces or removes excess gum tissue for improved oral hygiene/dental health
– Allows for access to impacted teeth for orthodontic treatment
– Treatment of cold sores

At York Mills Orthodontics, we are always looking for the best treatment solutions! If you have any questions about soft tissue laser treatment or other orthodontic treatments in Toronto, contact us at York Mills Orthodontics!

– The York Mills Orthodontics Team

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