Laser Dentistry with Dr. Thomas F. Tomlo
Lasers have been used in dentistry for over 20 years. When used by trained professionals, laser procedure is a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental issues. A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with soft tissue, it causes a reaction that acts as a cutting instrument. Dental lasers have the ability to eliminate tissue because infrared light is easily absorbed by water and tissue consists largely of water.
Laser dentistry is an effective method because it reduces healing time and bleeding, there is no need for sutures following a procedure and it reduces risk of bacterial infection. It can be used to treat a number of procedures that were once considered complicated or even impossible. Compared to traditional dental drills, lasers cause less pain, reduce anxiety in patients, and minimize bleeding and swelling. Take a look at just some of the ways Dr. Tomlo uses laser dentistry for his patients:
- Reducing tissue and evening out gummy smiles with a gingivectomy.
- Removing damaged tissue in the treatment of periodontal disease.
- Performing non-surgical gum treatments like removing excess tissue or overgrown gum tissue.
If you are interested in learning more about laser dentistry, please stop into our dental office and let Dr. Tomlo describe what laser dentistry is and how your oral hygiene will benefit from it. As a member of the International Academy of Laser Dentistry, Dr. Tomlo is experienced and trained on this precise and effective form of dental technology. Most importantly, he is devoted to providing the safest and least invasive treatment options available in the industry.
Set up a personal consultation with Dr. Tomlo today to learn more about thebenefits of this procedure! Based on your oral needs, we will fit you with an individual treatment plan that will result in a healthy, beautiful smile. For more information, browse our website or call 828-692-3204.