Dr. Douglas Schulz makes it a focus of his practice to stay on the cutting edge of dental technology so that he can provide better, faster service to his patients. That’s why he uses a variety of dental lasers in his practice, each one ideally suited for the specific application and designed to make your visit to the dentist quick, comfortable and pain-free.
There are many advantages to Laser Dentistry.
Soft tissue laser treatmentDr. Schulz uses the PulseMaster 600 IQ dental laser for a large variety of soft-tissue issues. With this laser, we can
- Treat cold sores with no anesthesia. The laser treatment cuts healing time by 50%, and prevents cold sores from recurring in the treated spot;
- Remove soft tissue between the two front teeth that may be causing a gap or space between the teeth, in just a few minutes and with little need for anesthesia;
- Provide a fast and painfree treatment for “venous lakes” or purple discolorations on the lips;
- Repair a “gummy smile,” giving you a smile without puffy, overgrown gum tissue; and
- Use it to control bleeding and retract gum tissue so that the impressions that we take for your crown or bridge are more precise, and require less time and discomfort for you.
Painless, precise laser gum treatment
When treating mild to moderate periodontal cases, the laser is used to kill bacteria, sterilize the area and promote healing. With its flexible, easy to use arm this device can reach isolated areas that don’t respond to traditional treatments.
Even some advanced cases respond to the laser, avoiding the need for traditional gum surgery.
Click here to read more about our gum treatment options.
Comfortable laser cosmetic gum surgeryYour gum tissue is like a frame that provides form and shape to the top of your tooth. A less than attractive, ‘gummy’ smile results when the integrity of the gum is compromised, or the actual gum between your teeth becomes weak. Usually due to poor hygiene (gum disease), you actually begin to lose gum tissue.
Cosmetic gum surgery is the procedure of lengthening your teeth from the neck of the tooth upwards.
Dr. Schulz uses the PulseMaster 600 IQ soft-tissue dental laser to painlessly correct a ‘gummy smile.’ Your teeth then appear to be longer and much less gum is seen when you smile.
Rapid, painless cavity detection
The traditional way to detect tooth decay was by touching the surface of the teeth with a metal probe. If the metal probe stuck, then there was a cavity. This method was painful for patients with sensitive teeth, and dentists could overlook small cavities, allowing them to get larger and more severe before being treated.
Dr. Schulz uses DIAGNOdent laser technology, which can detect early tooth decay without taking the chance of missing even the smallest cavities. The laser probe detects even the smallest problems before they become large, and it does so painlessly. Even the most sensitive patients can easily be examined using the DIAGNOdent laser.
Comfortable, pain-free dental restoration using laser treatment
Dr. Schulz uses dental lasers for restorative work; for treating abscess, ulcers and herpes lesions; and for frenectomies, a procedure that corrects the tongue being too connected to the floor of mouth. Procedures that were once painful and uncomfortable are to perform with dental lasers, and are pain-free and quick healing for the patient.
To make an appointment, call 913-649-3313 or click here to request an appointment online.