Laser Dentistry allows us to treat a wide range of dental problems safely and more precisely than ever before. And because of that, our patients can experience greater comfort in the dentist’s chair, plus faster recovery times with many procedures. Lasers have applications in restorative, preventive, general, and cosmetic dentistry, which means when you visit our West Allis dental practice, you might have the option of advanced laser dentistry treatment!
Laser Dentistry and Gum Disease
Dr. Monteagudo’s use of laser dentistry means you don’t have to worry about facing a scalpel and stitches. A minimally -invasive procedure, lasers cauterize as they cut, minimizing bleeding and eliminating the need for sutures. Lasers also disinfect as they treat, which means your chances of post-procedure infection is greatly reduced. In addition, the laser allows Dr. Monteagudo pinpoint accuracy, leaving healthy tissue intact as he comfortably zaps away the diseased gum.
Cosmetic Dentistry with Lasers
Laser dentistry doesn’t just make procedures like gum disease more effective—it can also transform your smile with cosmetic treatments such as teeth whitening and gum recontouring. With the help of laser-sensitive whitening gels, we can lighten stained or discolored teeth in a single visit. For patients who have a “gummy” smile, the laser provides a comfortable alternative to cut and sew surgery to reduce gum tissue and lengthen teeth. The result is a whiter smile you can be proud of and in less time!
Laser dentistry can also help Dr. Monteaguo:
- Detect cavities, zap decay, and prepare teeth for fillings
- Treat compromised teeth with root canals
- Heal lesions
- Perform biopsies
- Fuse tissue
- Strengthen and cure bonding materials
If you live, work, or visit the greater Milwaukee area, we’re convenient to you! Contact our West Allis office today to schedule your next visit with Dr. Monteagudo. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have about laser dentistry, as well as help determine the right treatment option for you!