New improvements in laser technology are changing the way we treat many dental conditions at Kevin Spees Dentistry. With state-of-the-art technology and methods, we can treat a variety of conditions quickly, effectively, and comfortably.
What is laser dentistry?
Lasers create powerful, concentrated energy in the form of light. They offer increased precision without the painful side effects of traditional surgeries. With lasers, we can restore and renew oral tissues in a fraction of the time and all with minimal discomfort.
Because of the benefits lasers provide, they are becoming more common across every healthcare industry. In dentistry, we can use lasers for cold sores, for frenectomies, to re-contour the gums, and to fight gum disease, among other things.
Lasers are less invasive, are nearly pain-free, lead to faster recovery times, and require significantly less time in the dental chair than most traditional procedures.
Our office performs a variety of laser therapy procedures with the Delight Laser, Biolase Epic Laser, and Diagnodent laser.
What is the Delight Laser?
The Delight Laser is one of the four primary laser devices Dr. Spees uses for treatments. This laser is an Erbium/YAG laser that can be used on hard and soft tissue. It can be used to remove caries quickly and effectively – usually without any anesthetic. It works exceptionally well on primary teeth and smaller cavities in adults
The Delight Laser is especially useful when treating children, as it allows us to remove and repair any areas of decay in children's teeth without giving them an anesthetic shot. Also, laser therapy usually results in lower recovery times – making the Delight Laser great for treating kids.
In addition to treating cavities, the Delight Laser is also used to perform frenectomies (tongue-tie procedures), soft tissue biopsies, and aids in healing soft tissue lesions.
What is the Biolase Epic Laser?
The Biolase Epic Laser is a diode laser primarily used on soft oral tissue. It offers an advanced way to perform a variety of cosmetic and restorative treatments. This laser can be used for tissue removal in cosmetic gum contouring, sterilization of infected gum pockets, and the removal of infected gum tissue. In addition to this, it is also used to treat canker sores and cold sores. Often, after being treated by the Biolase Epic Laser, cold sores do not return!
What is the Diagnodent Laser?
The Diagnodent laser is used for diagnosing caries or cavities. This laser penetrates the tooth to diagnose caries at their earliest stage. It allows Dr. Spees to find and treat cavities early – before decay has time to spread and compromise the health of the tooth.
If you have more questions about laser dentistry at Kevin Spees Dentistry, contact one of our two convenient offices today. Our Zionsville location can be reached at 317-873-2206, and our Lebanon location can be reached at 765-482-6672. We would be happy to schedule a consultation!