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Alternatives to Oral Surgery with Laser Dentistry

No one wants to have dental surgery, but when periodontal gum surgery is required, fortunately there is an alternative to conventional treatments. Instead of the dentist using a traditional scalpel and stitches, which can cause a great deal of pain and discomfort, laser gum treatments are an alternative to oral surgery that provides patients with:

  • greater comfort
  • less bleeding
  • faster healing
  • better clinical results

Dr. Reese is practices alternative gum surgery in Indianapolis. He uses advanced dental lasers from the leading dental laser provider, Biolase. With two types of Biolase lasers to choose from (Epic and Waterlase), Dr. Reese is ready for any type of alternative periodontal gum surgery that you need.

What does a Biolase Epic laser do?

This type of laser is used for soft tissue or gum tissue needs. It can replace the need for scalpels and incisions which allows for a more controlled healing response and surgical correction of gummy smiles, frenectomies (relief from tongue tied, such as in the case of infants having trouble breast feeding), and crown lengthening to expose healthy teeth for proper restoration. It is also appropriate for disinfecting teeth and the preparation after decayed tooth structure has been removed.

Perio Gum Surgery with Biolase Laser Dentistry

What does a Biolase Waterlase laser do?

Waterlase is a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. Using laser and water spray, Waterlase can perform many procedures without a shot or a drill.

This alternative gum surgery procedure is actually the preferred method to remove decay, disinfect the residual tooth surface of contaminants, and provide a surface to allow bonding or fusion with a resin or glass (porcelain) restorative material.

Unlike needle and drill dentistry, our Waterlase MD™ laser can perform many traditional dental procedures with fewer shots, less anesthesia, and in many cases, without pain." -Dr. Ted Reese, DDS, MAGD Learn more

If you're looking for perio surgery with Biolase lasers, Dr. Reese has the skills and years of experience to help you have as gentle and pain-free of an experience as possible. Please call 317-882-0228 to schedule an appointment.