Benefits of CO2 Laser Dentistry

Thanks to the advancement in the field of dentistry, we’ve been able to help patients for years now using CO2 Laser Dentistry by offering more precise and efficient treatments with only minimal risk of complications. The CO2 laser has allowed Dr. Tyson Pickett, DDS FAGD at Pickett Family Dental in Keller, TX to provide advanced laser dentistry to treat soft tissue of the gums, inner cheeks, and tongue as well as hard tissues such as teeth and bones. At our Keller, TX dental office, we use laser dentistry to improve the effectiveness of procedures such as root planing, gum contouring, canker sores, and cold sores.

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Dental laser being used to sculpt the gums for aesthetics.

How We Use Laser Dentistry and the CO2 Laser at Pickett Family Dental

The CO2 Laser has advanced laser dentistry to the point where we can reshape both soft and hard tissues without causing damage or compromising the nearby areas. Our CO2 laser vaporizes and seals tissue simultaneously while reducing bleeding, discomfort, and the need for sutures or anesthesia. Dr. Pickett offers procedures using laser dentistry services, including:

  • Biopsies
  • Root planing
  • Gum contouring
  • Surgical incisions
  • Frenectomies
  • Canker sore or cold sore treatment
  • Bone regeneration and reshaping
  • Root canal therapy

CO2 laser technology can also:

  • Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth
  • Improve a failing dental implant
  • Prepare a tooth for a dental restoration, such as a crown or bridge

Not only are these tools incredibly precise, but they also sterilize the treatment area. As a result, lasers can minimize the possibility of infection after your procedure.

Treating Canker and Cold Sores with Lasers

In many cases, our CO2 laser can be used to treat canker sores and cold sores. While some patients believe these types of sores are interchangeable, they have different causes and symptoms. Canker sores appear inside the mouth as small, white ovals. Cold sores, in contrast, form outside of the mouth and often look like pimples.