Dentistry in Swansea, IL

Faster, Safer, More Effective Care

Like the technology we use in our daily lives, dental technology is rapidly advancing. Innovations that make dental procedures quicker and easier are being discovered all the time. Laser dentistry, approved by the FDA in 1990, is a great example of the benefits of modern dental technology.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

  • Faster healing and tissue regeneration
  • Preserve more of your natural tissue
  • Less bleeding
  • Fewer patients require anesthesia
  • Removes damaged gum tissue without stitches and sutures
  • Reduced risk of infections
  • Very little physical discomfort
  • More accurate procedures

How We Use Laser Dentistry

Hard tissue lasers are used in a number of different procedures such as diagnosing cavities, shaping a tooth, or repairing a filling that’s worn down. Soft tissue lasers, on the other hand, are used to treat gum disease, eliminate excess tissue in a “gummy smile,” or remove any type of unnecessary tissue. For example, lasers can eliminate the tissue that’s blocking a sleep apnea patient’s airway.

How Laser Therapy Works

The word LASER stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. There’s more than one type of dental laser, each using a different wavelength of light. After a thorough examination, your dentist may determine that laser therapy is right for you.

We’ll provide special glasses to protect your eyes, as the beam is very bright. Your dentist will then direct the beam to the area that requires treatment. One thing you can be sure about — your procedure will take less time with laser dentistry.

Frequently Asked Questions

Corner Stone Dental

4121 Old Collinsville Rd.
Swansea, IL 62226

Office Hours

8am – 5pm
8am – 5pm
8:30am – 5:30pm
8am – 5pm
By appointment
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