iPlus WaterLase Laser Dentistry
In the case of severe periodontal disease, it may be necessary to perform a minor surgical procedure called a gingivectomy. In the past, these cases required the use of invasive cut-and-stitch surgery. Today, however, we can eliminate the need for surgery with iPlus Waterlase technology. There's no need for painful cutting, so we don't need to use stitches. Post-procedure bleeding is minimal, and there is no downtime.
Laser technology can be used to treat a wide range of problems. If you are bothered by persistent cold sores, we recommend you consider laser treatment at our Summerville, SC dental office. Unlike topical creams and ointments, lasers destroy the herpes simplex virus that causes cold sores. The laser uses carefully controlled heat that penetrates the cold sore, kills the virus, and triggers your body to heal more quickly. And since the heat destroys the virus, you may not have a recurrence in the same area. Laser cold sore treatment takes about 15 minutes, and there’s no downtime.
Lasers can also be used to remove tooth decay and prepare surrounding enamel for a filling without the need for anesthesia.