Pain-Free Laser Dentistry in Arlington
We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce you to the newest member of the team at South Arlington Dental Care. Picasso Lite from AMD Lasers®is a laser treatment system that allows Dr. Shah to precisely perform a number of soft tissue procedures that can be either restorative or cosmetic. That the name of this system is Picasso is not a coincidence. Using Picasso Lite, your dentist in Arlington can create beautiful smiles that are truly works of art.
The Advantages of Laser Dentistry
Since 1994, lasers have been used by dentists to treat a variety of dental and oral health problems. The advantages of laser dentistry include:
- Less pain, so the use of anesthesia during a procedure may not be necessary
- Little to no bleeding during soft tissue treatment
- Less risk of post-operative infection
- Less anxiety for patients, because there is no cutting or suturing
- Shortened recovery and healing time
Soft Tissue Laser Treatment
Dr. Shah uses the Picasso Lite system to help patients who have moderate to severe symptoms of periodontal disease. The laser allows her to precisely remove infected and inflamed gum tissue without harming healthy tissue. In addition, she can reduce the depth of gum pockets that often become enlarged as periodontal disease progresses. Laser dentistry also promotes faster reattachment of soft tissue to your teeth as you heal.
Crown Lengthening and Gum Recontouring with Picasso Lite
A smile is not solely dependent on beautiful teeth. There must also be a balance between visible gum tissue and visible tooth. Some patients, however, have too much gum tissue showing. We call this a gummy smile. For these patients, Dr. Shah uses the Picasso Lite laser treatment system to remove just the right amount of gum tissue and reveal a more natural-looking smile.
Crown lengthening and gum recontouring can also be used to expose more tooth structure in order to make a cosmetic or restorative treatment possible. For example, with more of your tooth exposed, Dr. Shah can put a crown in place that preserves the tooth, maintains the tooth’s function and restores its appearance.
Call Your Dentist in Arlington Today
If you would like more information about the benefits of laser dentistry with the Picasso Lite laser treatment system, please call South Arlington Dental Care today. We’ll be glad to answer any questions and Dr. Shah can help you determine if laser dentistry is the best course of treatment for you.