Dental Laser Technology
Dr. Parker and our team strive for the best in dentistry, so our patients can have the best possible experience.
Painless Gum Modification
Many times in treating your teeth, the gums will need modification. When Dr. Parker evaluates front teeth and the overall aesthetics, this is an important factor in the health and appearance of your smile. There are several causes behind altered gum lines:
Inflammation from bacterial infection.
Uneven height from tooth to tooth.
When the gums are bleeding and inflamed, it is difficult to complete restorations predictably and cleanly.
A laser is a great tool in these circumstances. It will disinfect the tissue by not only killing bacteria, but also by removing the diseased tissue. The best part about the laser is the limited pain and the great healing afterwards. Many patients report no postoperative pain but greater comfort due to the removal of the infected tissue.
The laser allows Dr. Parker to adjust the height of the gums to get a more uniform look throughout the smile line. Because the laser is so precise, the healing is quick, painless, and ideal. With the laser he is able to do so much more for you, the patient.
Cold Sore Treatment
A cold sore can be an extremely painful condition. Constantly reminding you that they are there, the slightest touch can be very uncomfortable.
There are many cold sore remedies that can be found online and over the counter. The old adage often applies that a cold sore will go away on its own in 14 days but using these cold sore remedies will make it go away in 2 weeks.
The zero-sum nature of these treatments can be frustrating, leaving many sufferers feeling hopeless once they detect the onset of another sore.
There is a different option, however. In the early stages of a cold sore or herpetic lesion, laser treatment can be effective in eliminating the pain and shortening the healing process. Early treatment can help you avoid a week of pain, embarrassment, and frustration!
How Does Cold Sore Treatment Help Me?
Dr. Parker can take the laser and, without actually touching the cold sore, treat the area for one to two minutes. There is very little discomfort during this procedure. This laser treatment will provide instant relief and help the sore heal over the next few days.
Some patients have reported that the sore will recur less frequently in the same spot after having it treated. This is a remarkable side benefit, and we love to hear how this laser treatment has contributed to lasting relief!
After receiving this treatment, patients are very grateful to have the relief, especially when they can avoid a week of pain and frustration!
Other Uses for Laser Technology
The laser can be used for multiple treatments:
Large frenum attachments.
If surgery is required for a tied tongue or a large frenum that is creating speech issues, the dental laser is an ideal option. A dental laser is able to slowly, and with little pain, cut through tissue and remove unwanted areas. Typically, using a laser results in a shorter healing time as well!
FREE VIRTUAL SMILE CONSULTATIONS
Our online consults haven’t stopped! We are working hard to make sure your dental needs don’t have to wait! Connect with us today and get all of your questions answered for free in three easy steps.
1. Upload a photo
Upload a smile photo or area of concern.
2. Get a video
We will create a personalized video with recommendations.
3. Schedule a visit
View your video and schedule an appointment.
Schedule Your Laser Dentistry Appointment
Laser dentistry is essential in providing the best possible care for you and your family. For questions or to schedule an appointment, please call, text, or contact us using the form on this page. We serve patients throughout the Ladera Ranch, Mission Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita areas.