Dr. Bruce Wilderman utilizes exciting advances in laser dentistry to offer safe and effective treatments at his Philadelphia, PA, practice. At Artistic Expressions Dentistry, he can help you achieve a brighter and healthier smile with cosmetic and restorative laser treatments, such as periodontal care and gum contouring, as well as perform minor tooth decay removal. With laser dentistry, Dr. Wilderman can make treatments more comfortable while also eliminating the need for anesthesia. During your consultation, he will review your overall oral health and cosmetic goals in order to help you achieve the desired results.
How Does Laser Dentistry Work?
We use concentrative diode laser technology that can both trim and cauterize the soft and hard tissues simultaneously, minimizing bleeding, swelling, and discomfort.
This high-powered laser emits quick pulses of light energy to effectively remove tissue. Depending on the treatment being performed, Dr. Wilderman has a variety of wavelengths to choose from to deliver accurate results. Laser technology allows us to target the area being treated while conserving as much of the tooth and gums as possible.
Patients can enjoy comfortable treatment and a smooth recovery with reduced chance of infection and other complications.
Compared to traditional methods that involved anesthesia, scalpel and sutures, the cosmetic and restorative treatments performed with laser dentistry deliver more precise results in a quicker amount of time. Patients can enjoy comfortable treatment and a smooth recovery with reduced chance of infection and other complications.
Laser Dentistry for Gums
We can provide safe and effective cosmetic and restorative gum contouring treatments using laser technology. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, due to short or stubby teeth, a gummy smile, or an uneven gumline, we can gently trim your gum tissue in a matter of minutes to reveal a more balanced smile.
This treatment is also beneficial for patients who are experiencing the early symptoms of gum disease. During your dental examination and cleaning, Dr. Wilderman will remove the infected gum tissue with this high-powered dental laser before administering scaling and root planing to help reverse the negative effects of gum disease.
Laser Dentistry for Decay
Dr. Wilderman can also combine laser dentistry with your dental filling procedure if you are experiencing minor to moderate tooth decay. In this case, Dr. Wilderman typically administers anesthesia with The Wand® for optimal comfort. Once the tooth and surrounding tissue are numb, he will remove the unhealthy bacteria and gently reshape the tooth to prepare it for a tooth-colored filling.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Some of the advantages of laser dentistry include:
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Quicker, more comfortable treatment
- Smooth recovery with reduced risk of infection
- Safer and more effective method
- Healthier and more attractive smile
- Little to no anesthesia required
- Increased precision
Achieve the Smile You Desire
If you are interested in achieving a more contoured gumline, you would likely benefit from laser dentistry. To learn more about the advantages of laser dentistry and the procedures we can provide with this state-of-the-art technology, contact our practice today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Wilderman.