Minimally Invasive Lasers Blast Away Gum Disease

By Brenna Hamrick-Stotts, DDS
July 01, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures

Are you turned off by dental procedures that just seem too uncomfortable, noisy, complex and time-consuming? For years, dentists have used tools that intimidate patients who need fillings, gum surgery and even simple diagnostics.Gum Disease

FDA-cleared in 1991

Medicine and dentistry changed direction in the 1990's due to the advent of medical lasers. Implemented for years in industrial applications, lasers now bring their focused, high energy light beams to the hands of skilled dentists such as Brenna Hamrick-Stotts DDS. Dr. Hamrick-Stotts uses laser technology to:

  • design beautiful and natural-looking crowns and other dental restorations with the NeVo laser scanner and CAD/CAM technology (computer-aided design/ computer-aided manufacturing)
  • lighten dark and stained teeth in only 20 minutes with the Ezlase laser whitening system
  • treat soft tissue sores
  • remove small cavities, essentially vaporizing decay without the damaging vibration of traditional dental drills
  • detect oral cancer and other diseases of the mouth, actually visualizing the margins where healthy tissue ends and diseased tissue begins

A Gentler, More Precise Treatment

Individuals with periodontitis, or advanced gum disease, are most often treated with deep cleaning--that is, manual scaling of teeth and roots to remove plaque, tartar and the harmful oral bacteria they harbor.

Without this intervention, gum disease progresses, producing very swollen, red gums, bad breath and loose teeth. Plus, bacteria from the infected gum tissue spread throughout the body, contributing to long-term conditions such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease, atherosclerosis, diabetes, stroke and pregnancy and birth complications.

Dr. Brenna Hamrick-Stotts uses innovative "no-shot" laser treatment to combat gum disease in her patients. Laser gum treatment is truly minimally-invasive. It basically "blasts" away plaque and bacteria from infected gums--even below the gum line. Very comfortable, quick and extremely precise, laser gum surgery restores soft tissues to optimum health with less bleeding and swelling. It's truly the modern treatment of choice to give gums a new lease on life.

Explore Laser Dentistry

Dr. Hamrick-Stotts and her team are devoted to bringing compassionate dental care to the Redlands, CA community. She knowledgeably blends health-related goals with exceptional aesthetics to give patients healthy and attractive smiles that help maintain best systemic wellness, too. Prevention, diagnosis and treatment with state of the art equipment, quality materials and a listening staff of professionals add up to outstanding dental care.

Find out more about lasers and your oral health by calling Brenna Hamrick-Stotts DDS today for a one-on-one consultation. Phone (909) 793-9711.

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