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By Ovation Dental
December 22, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Laser Dentistry  

Find out the many benefits to choosing laser dentistry in River Forest.

When you think of visiting your River Forest, IL dentist, Dr. Courtney Villari, and you consider the popular dental instruments used, you laser dentistrymay not immediately think of a laser; however, lasers have a wonderful place in modern dentistry. They are precise, often less invasive and boast shorter healing times. There are many uses for laser dentistry to improve your smile.

Lasers are used in a variety of different ways including:

  • To remove decay
  • To resurface a tooth to make it easier to bond with (an important step for both dental bonding and dental veneers)
  • To clean out a tooth and kill bacteria during root canal treatment
  • To detect cavities
  • To reshape the gums (e.g. gummy smiles)
  • To whiten teeth
  • To treat gum disease and kill bacteria that lie in the pockets below the gum line
  • To treat canker sores

The possibilities are endless when it comes to what laser dentistry can do for you. Plus, they offer a variety of advantages over the traditional dental tools you may be used to:

  • Less chance of needing anesthesia: Since lasers are more accurate than a drill, they don’t cause as much vibration as traditional tools. This may mean that you won’t need anesthesia for some treatments as you would if we were using a dental drill.
  • Less bleeding: Again, precision coupled with less invasive incisions means that there will be less bleeding, tenderness and swelling after your procedure. Plus, lasers can also cauterize these regions to reduce post-operative bleeding.
  • Tissue preservation: With traditional tools, which aren’t as precise, we may have to remove more tissue (even healthy tissue) during certain dental treatments. However, if you use laser dental treatments, less tissue will need to be removed due to better accuracy.
  • Fast healing: Since there are fewer post-operative side effects, you’ll also notice that healing times are quicker. Unlike with more traditional methods, often times patients who undergo laser dentistry don’t need stitches.

Are you interested in finding out what laser dentistry can do for you? Then it’s time you called Ovation Dental in River Forest to schedule your next visit with Dr. Villari.

By Ovation Dentistry
April 16, 2015
Category: Dental
Tags: Laser Dentistry  

Laser DentistryThe dental professionals at Ovation Dental in River Forest, IL are happy to offer their patients laser dentistry. This is a technological advancement that makes it easier for dentists to resolve common dental concerns in patients of all ages. Learn how laser dentistry can solve your dental problems and get you back to good oral health. 

What Is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry is a new dental treatment option that utilizes laser technology to eliminate bad tissue in the mouth or make necessary modifications to the teeth or gums. The traditional tools that dentists use to treat patients, such as drills, scalpels and scrapers, are replaced by the laser. Anesthesia is usually not necessary. The laser is programmed to make specific adjustments that treat, improve and eradicate common dental concerns.

What Does It Treat?
There are a few common dental concerns that can be addressed with a laser treatment by a dentist at Ovation Dental in River Forest IL. Lasers provide solutions for cosmetic, periodontal and general dental problems: 

- Adjustments to crowns or veneers.
- Removing the bacteria that cause cavities.
- Gums that are too large or long.
- Gum disease (periodontitis).
- Tooth whitening treatments.

Sometimes a fear of traditional dental tools prevent patients from getting the help that they need. Laser dentistry helps relieve patients of those concerns.

Safer and More Effective
Because scalpels and cutting aren’t necessary, laser dentistry is considered a much safer way to resolve dental problems. In the case of cavities, tooth decay and periodontitis, the laser is precise and very effective at targeting bad tissue while preserving the good tissue. Lasers also provide a clean cut when adjusting gum tissue or fixing the length of a tooth. Additionally, laser dentistry is a pain-free treatment, so it is appealing to patients with dental anxiety. 

Call Ovation Dental
If you have a fear of the dentist, you can relax knowing that a more comfortable and effective modern solution is available at Ovation Dental. Call the River Forest, IL office at (708) 689-0419 to talk to a dentist about laser dentistry.