Laser Dentistry Colorado Springs

Cosmetic Dentist Dr. Mussone uses the Odyssey Diode Laser from Ivoclar Vivadent, Inc. which allows us to perform gentle dental procedures. Conservative laser procedures are fast, easy, virtually painless, and offer a level of precision that simply isn’t available with other conventional dental instruments. The dental laser performs soft tissue procedures more efficiently and comfortably for our patients. The dental laser reduces bleeding, swelling, infection or post-operative discomfort and also eliminates the need for most sutures. We find the dental laser to be very effective in increasing the quality of our dental care. The laser is used to perform various periodontal and cosmetic procedures.

Periodontal or gum disease happens when bacteria gets below the gum line and the attachment between the gum and tooth is lost. Three out of four Americans have some form of periodontal disease and only 3 out of 100 will ever get treated before its too late.

Gum disease is a silent, chronic, painless and communicable bacterial infection that often goes undetected or ignored until severe gum and bone destruction is unbearable and no longer able to be ignored. Left untreated, gum disease can cause tooth loss and traditional treatment can hurt.

The latest conservative gum therapy uses a laser. The laser gently disinfects and evaporates diseased tissues from around the tooth and inside the gum pocket. This treatment interrupts the bacterial destruction of the tissues and bone, giving the gum pocket a chance to heal. Systematic repeated visits, generally 2-8, allow the gum pocket to be disease-free and sometimes allow tissues to reattach to the pocket to a normal or near-normal depth. This new laser therapy is gentle, less painful, and has a quick recovery. While surgery may still be indicated for severely advanced periodontal cases, laser therapy is a much more conservative, effective and comfortable option for beginning to moderate periodontal cases.