We are committed to staying current with new technologies that have an established track record. These technologies can make your visit shorter, easier and quieter.
We use LASER technology for both tooth preparation, and for gum treatment. The lasers use an infrared light in very short pulses so heat doesn’t build up while the treatment is underway. The process is quieter than conventional treatment, and your gums heal more quickly with less swelling than traditional techniques.
The LASER treatment isn’t for every situation and can’t be used to remove old silverfillings, however
September 21, 2016
ALERT - BISPHOSPHONATES
IF YOU ARE TAKING BISPHOSPHONATES
These drugs are prescribed by your MD for osteoporosis. Didrocal, Fosomax, Didronel and other brands , all affect the turnover and healing of bone. Some patients have areas of non healing bone ( NECROSIS) in their jaws after minor dental surgery. There is much to learn still about this , but recommendations currently are to have any elective surgery done 3-6 months before going on this drug, as its effects seem to be quite long term, 10 years or perhaps longer. If treatment is required you will need to stop your bisphosphonates 3- 6 months before treatment
August 10, 2016