Laser Dentistry Delivers Periodontal Care in Comfort

Maintaining healthy gums is a crucial part of maintaining good overall oral health. However, when pockets surrounding the teeth are affected by decay, the gums can soften and become more susceptible to periodontal disease, tooth loss, and other oral health issues.

Fortunately, the doctors at Sharp Smile Center offer non-surgical, site-specific laser dentistry treatment at our Portage, MI, practice. Our state-of-the-art Picasso Laser has myriad uses, including the sterilization of periodontal pockets to eliminate bacteria and the quick and effective treatment of oral lesions.

How Lasers Are Used in Periodontal Care

Our innovative Picasso Diode Laser system utilizes focused beams of light to perform precision treatment. When used in conjunction with other procedures such as scaling and root planning, laser gum therapy helps to drastically reduce bacteria within the pocket of the tooth.

We understand that in addition to wishing to achieve beautiful smiles, our patients also come to us because they are confident that their experience will be comfortable and virtually pain-free.

By treating infected gums and removing tartar and plaque that can build up below the surface, we can help prevent periodontal disease. Laser therapy is generally completed in just five to ten minutes, and following treatment, we will apply Vitamin E ointment to soothe the gums and ensure optimal comfort. You will experience no downtime and full healing will occur within just seven days.

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In addition to using the Picasso Laser as a tool for treating the gums, we can also make use of the system's pulse therapeutic setting to help eliminate oral lesions and canker sores. The laser will dry up unwanted tissue, clearing it completely within a day or two utilizing safe, highly accurate, non-surgical means. No healthy tissue will be damaged or removed in the process.

A Technology Worth Being Passionate About

Our dentists and staff are trained and certified to use the Picasso Laser, and lasers themselves have been widely used in dental practices worldwide since 1994, recognized by top physicians as essential to comprehensive dental care. 

At Sharp Smile Center, we take great pride in using ground-breaking technologies, and we are excited to offer our patients such innovations. We understand that in addition to wishing to achieve beautiful smiles, our patients also come to us because they are confident that their experience will be comfortable and virtually pain-free.

With the assistance of lasers, we are able to implement techniques that would otherwise require more invasive methods, such as drilling.

Ask Us About Laser Dentistry

If you are interested in receiving a deep cleaning or have any periodontal concerns that you would like addressed, please ask about our laser dentistry techniques. If you suffer from dental anxiety, laser treatment may be right for you. To learn more and to schedule a consultation, please contact our office today. Laser therapy offers a precise, convenient, and accelerated method of treatment that is unparalleled in its effectiveness.

Dr. Michael Sharp

Sharp Smile Center

Dr. Michael Sharp believes in using his advanced dentistry skills and top-of-the-line dental technology to help people change their lives for the better — inside and out. Dr. Sharp belongs to a number of prominent organizations, including the:
  • Accredited, Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists, Fellow 
  • American Dental Association
  • Michigan Dental Association

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We invite you to request a consultation online or call us at (269) 344-4004 today.

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"Eight implants and many crowns later, I have a smile to be proud of. With the aid of sedation, we got a lot done in a short time. THANK YOU Dr. Sharp and staff for getting me through my dental problems." Gene

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