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Laser Dentistry at Junction Village Dental

Thanks to modern diode laser technology, we can provide the best care to our patients who need soft tissue therapy. Dental lasers are used on patients of all ages, from small children with tongue ties to adults getting smile makeovers.

Faster Healing and Recovery

Dr Choi using laser on a patientDental lasers are able to reshape tissues without causing bleeding or swelling. The mild cauterisation that occurs when soft tissues are exposed to a laser allows for a quicker recovery and less post-operative discomfort for common dental procedures. Instead of using surgical techniques to physically cut into the gums, a laser provides pinpoint accuracy without the side effects of mildly invasive therapies.

Tongue Tie Treatments

The strip of skin just under the tongue that attaches to the floor of your mouth is called a frenum or frenulum. Sometimes, frenums are too tight or strong, impairing tongue movement. This can lead to a host of complications, including:

  • Speech delays and impediments
  • Difficulty sucking or nursing in infants
  • Orthodontic concerns
  • Changes in jaw growth

Fortunately, getting tongue tie treatment offers immediate benefits. Parents of infants who have difficulty feeding will typically see improvement on the same day.

If your paediatrician, lactation consultant or midwife suspects that your baby is not sucking well due to a tongue tie, we can provide a straightforward consultation to verify the diagnosis. If therapy is needed, laser treatments are gentler for your baby so as not to cause any unnecessary discomfort. Tongue tie treatments are commonly referred to as a frenectomy.

Similarly, lip ties (a tight frenum behind the lip, where it attaches near the two middle teeth) can affect speech patterns. This condition may not be as noticeable until your child’s speech patterns begin developing.

Gum Contouring (“Gummy Smile” Treatment)

Gingival contouring is a cosmetic procedure we offer at Junction Village Dental to treat uneven gum tissues and “gummy” looking smiles. If your gingiva is uneven, it can cause your teeth to look short or imbalanced. With a laser, we can easily reshape your gumlines to reveal fuller, healthier, larger-looking teeth.

Crown Lengthening and Restorations

When having a restoration like a dental crown made, we have to get close to your gum tissues to ensure a tight margin. Sometimes this process causes irritation or bleeding. To eliminate these side effects, a laser can be used to cauterise the area or lengthen the anatomical crown for more streamlined care.

Book a Consultation Today

Our in-house laser dentistry The Junction services put your health and comfort first. Request a consultation today to find out how this modern technology can improve your smile.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Laser Dentistry The Junction, Merewether, Newcastle NSW | (02) 4962 1621