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By James C. Lewis, DMD
October 10, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Laser Dentistry  

Laser Dentistry. Are the two words actually compatible? Aren't lasers part of rock concerts, sci-fi movies and making metal sculptures? laser dentistryWell, laser dentistry is one of today's most innovative, effective and patient-friendly ways to treat oral health issues quickly and precisely. The National Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery says dentists have used lasers in inventive ways since 1960. Today, Dr. James Lewis in New Port Richey and Trinity, FL offers laser dentistry options. Let's explore just a few of these amazing treatments.

What worries you most?

When it comes to your teeth and gums, what concerns you? Cavities, gum disease, and appearance usually appear on everyone's list. Well, dental lasers address many of those issues, and Dr. Lewis and his team have the skills to use laser diagnostic and restorative tools effectively for the best possible outcomes.

Take, for instance, gum disease. This devastating condition is the number one cause of tooth loss among American adults, says the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. Yet, many people avoid the very thing which would heal their infected and deteriorating gum tissue--periodontal therapy. They avoid it because many traditional gum procedures involved cutting, bleeding, sutures and significant recovery time.

LANAP

Difficult and anxiety producing periodontal treatments take a backseat to Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedures. Nicknamed LANAP, these innovative gum procedures use the amazing Lightwalker Laser to:

  • Gently penetrate deep gum pockets
  • Disinfect and debride gums
  • Smooth root surfaces
  • Speed healing and re-attachment of gums to tooth roots
  • Stimulate gum and bone re-growth

Done by Dr. Lewis right in office, LANAP removes the fear and pain previously associated with treating periodontitis. Results are amazing, and patients resume their normal activities right away.

Other uses of the dental laser

Besides gum therapy, laser dentistry in New Port Richey and Trinity may remove excess gum tissue for orthodontic, restorative or cosmetic reasons. Additionally, many dentists use lasers for professional teeth whitening and to prepare decayed teeth for restoration with fillings or crowns.

Frankly, laser dentistry has no downsides. Patients and oral health care providers alike love that lasers are quiet, quick, comfortable, precise, clean and conservative.

Could laser dentistry in New Port Richey and Trinity help you?

Dr. Lewis and his team can tell you what preventive, restorative and cosmetic services are best for your smile. Some may involve today's most innovative dental tool--the laser. If it's time for your semi-annual check-up and hygienic cleaning, why not call Dr. Lewis today for your appointment? Ask about laser dentistry and its many benefits. Phone (727) 372-7887.

By James C. Lewis, DMD
October 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Laser Dentistry  

How laser dentistry from New Port Richey can help you

Laser technology has revolutionized dentistry with an innovative, comfortable alternative. Laser dentistry is quiet, replacing the loud laser dentistrysound of a dental handpiece. New laser technology enables a nervous person to relax and enjoy the dental experience. Dr. James Lewis in New Port Richey, FL wants to share with you the many benefits and uses of laser dentistry.

Lasers are very effective in dental diagnostics because the laser light can help detect small crevices and pits which can be missed using just metal tools. Lasers are also of great benefit to screen for oral cancer, because lasers illuminate dark areas at the back of the mouth, throat and under the tongue.

When treating soft tissue, dental lasers are very effective in soft tissue recontouring and periodontal therapy. Laser treatment is also more conservative than traditional methods because less tissue is removed. In periodontal therapy, lasers can actually kill bacteria associated with deep periodontal pockets, creating a healthy oral environment.

Your dentist in New Port Richey also uses lasers for hard tissue procedures including removing decay and filling preparation. Lasers are conservative here too because less tooth structure is removed.

The benefits of laser dentistry are substantial, creating a more comfortable, relaxing, easy appointment than you ever thought possible. When compared to conventional dental drills, laser dentistry is:

  • More comfortable, because swelling, bleeding, healing time and trauma are all significantly reduced
  • Healthier, because lasers can kill harmful bacteria hiding deep in soft or hard tissues, creating a better long term result
  • More relaxing, because lasers are quiet, emitting very little sound when they are used
  • Conservative, because less tooth surface is removed, retaining more healthy, vital tooth structure

For more information on how dental laser technology works please visit the laser dentistry page at http://www.drjamesclewis.com/library/7710/LaserDentistry.html

Why settle for the noise and uneasiness of old school dental drills when you can go high-tech with laser technology? Don’t you deserve the best? Dental lasers have created a whole new world in dentistry, and it’s time for you to explore what dental lasers can do for you. Call Dr. Lewis in New Port Richey, FL today and find out the benefits of dental lasers!

By Dr. James Lewis
July 29, 2015
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Laser Dentistry  

Find out more about what laser dentistry in New Port Richey entails and how it can help your smile.

Have you heard about laser dentistry but not sure what it’s all about? Your New Port Richey dentist Dr. James Lewis can treat various Laser Dentistryconditions and dental issues more accurately and quickly than ever before with laser dentistry. Find out how our laser treatments could help you.

What is laser dentistry?

While lasers have been used in the dental field since the 90s we have certainly seen lasers become a more integral part of certain dental treatments over the last decade. Our lasers direct a narrow beam of light to treat many hard and soft tissue oral conditions.

When is laser dentistry used?

Laser dentistry is being used more and more in New Port Richey Dr. Lewis because it offers a lot of unique advantages over more traditional methods. Here is when laser dentistry can be employed to treat your smile:

  • To remove tissue for a biopsy
  • To reshape or remove gum tissue due to overgrown tissue or gum disease
  • To treat infections (root canal therapy)
  • To activate whitening gels for professional in-office teeth whitening
  • To treat gum disease irritation and inflammation
  • To expose partially erupted wisdom teeth
  • To treat canker and cold sores

What are the benefits of getting laser dentistry?

Using lasers for different dental procedure offers a multitude of advantages. For one, laser dentistry may make is so that your New Port Richey dentist Dr. Lewis will not need to use a drill or administer anesthesia. Furthermore, a laser is more precise and exact than more traditional methods. Since lasers can also treat conditions that originally required excisions or surgery, this means fewer side effects and post-procedural bleeding, as well as a shorter recovery times.

Is laser dentistry safe?

When used by a trained medical professional like your New Port Richey dentist Dr. Lewis dental lasers are extremely safe. You will be required to wear protective eyewear during your laser treatment, which we will give you before your procedure begins.

Think laser dentistry could improve your oral health? Your New Port Richey dentist Dr. Lewis is here to help make this possible. Call us today to schedule your next appointment and let’s sit down and talk about how laser dentistry could help you.



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