Although the use of lasers in dentistry is a relatively new occurrence, this type of treatment is gaining more and more popularity due to its numerous benefits. Aspire Dental Wellness in Charlotte, NC, specializes in modern and efficient laser dentistry in Charlotte, NC, that can enhance your smile.
Laser dentistry is a term used for a specific type of dental treatment where your dentist uses lasers to correct a medical or cosmetic problem. LASER is an abbreviation for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” This treatment option has been around since the 90s, and it has been approved by the FDA. However, the American Dental Association (ADA) has yet to approve lasers for use in dentistry, although they are optimistic about their potential.
Lasers cut, vaporize, or heat up tissue that they come in touch with. Compared to using traditional dental drills, treating dental conditions with lasers comes with many benefits. They don’t cause as much discomfort as drills, which means less need for anesthesia.
Pressure and damage to the surrounding healthy tissue are minimized, and so is bleeding during the procedure. There are lower chances of developing an infection after the procedure, the healing period is shorter, and swelling afterward is reduced.
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NightLaseⓇ is a Fotona laser dentistry treatment that provides relief to those with sleep apnea in about five short minutes. It’s a simple and patient-friendly procedure with no downtime. How do lasers correct sleep apnea exactly?
Most patients with sleep apnea are so-called mouth snorers. This means that their snoring is caused by vibrations of the soft palate when its tissue becomes too loose over the years. Laser beams tighten collagen fibers in the soft palate, causing the tissue to contract. Consequently, the airway is opened, and there are no more vibrations that used to cause snoring.
Designed to improve the quality of sleep, Solea Sleep reduces snoring by treating soft mucosal tissue of the oral cavity. The laser is strong enough to adequately heat the tissue yet gentle enough to ensure that there isn’t any unnecessary damage.
The treatment with this laser consists of three separate sessions performed over the course of two months. The success rate is high, and results last for up to a year, after which the procedure can be repeated.
Laser dentistry for cavities can be performed with both SoleaⓇ and Fotona lasers. Laser technology provides an opportunity for simple treatment of cavities with no discomfort. Your dentist will be able to quickly remove infected material and leave more healthy tooth tissue compared to cavity treatments performed with a dental drill. Lasers can be focused on decayed tissue, leaving the surrounding healthy parts of the tooth in perfect condition.
Lingual frenectomy is a procedure that aims to remove a lingual frenulum, a small fold of tissue that connects the tongue to the bottom of the mouth. If the lingual frenulum is too short, it causes a condition called tongue tie. Parents often choose to treat tongue ties in their children as this condition can lead to difficulties while nursing and even speech irregularities later on.
Tongue ties occur in about 5% of infants and can be easily corrected with SoleaⓇ laser treatment – there’s no need for traditional surgery nowadays. The laser beam can remove the frenulum tissue quickly, with no discomfort to the child.
Advanced cosmetic & laser dentistry at Aspire Dental Wellness can enhance your smile and ensure you get the appearance that you’ve always wanted. Our Dr. Sladjana Bjelac and her exceptional team combine quality Fotona lasers and a holistic approach to dentistry to provide patients with extraordinary results.
TouchWhite™ treatment uses Fotona’s Er:YAG laser to provide the most effective and minimally invasive teeth whitening treatment. Compared to other less efficient lasers, this one has extremely high absorption in water, which is the main component of most dental bleaching gels. This means that the beam’s energy heats the gel but doesn’t compromise the integrity of the tooth or the pulp. The use of lasers increases the speed of whitening up to ten times.
For those seeking to enhance the volume of their lips without coming close to a needle, LipLaseⓇ treatment with Fotona lasers is the best option available. Laser beams boost collagen regeneration, resulting in natural-looking plump lips. The final look resembles the appearance after lip fillers, but using lasers for lip plumping has several advantages:
TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a condition that refers to issues with the jaw muscles, temporomandibular joint, and the surrounding tissues. TMJ often makes it difficult to move your jaw, which means that chewing and opening your mouth can be extremely painful. Fotona’s lasers are commonly used to decrease inflammation and swelling of the joint – they ease discomfort by boosting cellular metabolism and production of ATP (a form of energy that cells use).
If you want to enhance your smile and get rid of unpleasant dental issues, Aspire Dental Wellness is your go-to clinic for Charlotte laser dentistry. We offer laser dentistry services at the same cost as our competitors. But what sets us apart is our expertise and dedication to our clients.
Dr. Sladjana Bjelac, an experienced dentist in Charlotte, NC, leads a team of skilled professionals with a common goal – providing patients with a pleasant experience and a holistic approach to dentistry.
Thanks to her education in both Europe and the US, she’s able to combine the best of both worlds and offer you a customized treatment that will ensure excellent oral health.