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.
Dr. Schulz uses the Solea dental laser for a large variety of soft-tissue issues. With this laser, we can
Solea’s unique wavelength enables fast, precise, and gentle cutting of teeth and gums. Dental procedures, from simple cavities to complex surgeries, are completed virtually pain-free and blood-free, eliminating the need for anesthesia and sutures.
The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recognizes the use of lasers as a beneficial instrument in providing dental restorative and soft tissue procedures for infants, children, and adolescents, including those with special health care needs.
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.
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Your 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 Solea 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.
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 dental lasers for restorative work; for treating aphthous 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.