Technology

Save Your Teeth For Life – Laser Gum Therapy Helps Patients Avoid Surgery

Gum Disease Tinley Park ILDid you know that eighty percent of adults in this country have some form of gum disease? One of the most gratifying experiences in our office is being able to share with a patient that their gum disease can be treated without the need for surgery.

Laser Assisted Therapy in the hands of our skilled doctors is what makes this miraculous treatment possible. The results are nothing short of amazing. This minimally invasive procedure is about as ‘patient friendly’ as it gets.

Whether gum disease is mild, advanced, or somewhere in between, the key to achieving and maintaining optimal oral and overall health is early, ideally preventive, treatment.

For more advanced cases Laser Periodontal Therapy (LPT) is the only FDA-certified procedure for the treatment of gum disease (periodontitis). Imagine – having your gum disease treated successfully without surgery, and the discomfort and extended healing time that go along with it!

Laser therapy has helped doctors improve their patients’ vision, and has been a mainstay in other medical arenas for some time. LPT and other laser treatment modalities are likewise revolutionizing dental care. With LPT, gone are the days of excessive bleeding, healing time, and discomfort. In fact, most patients reporting using only over-the-counter medications, if they use any medication at all!

If you’ve been told you need gum surgery, or have been putting off receiving a diagnosis, we invite you to take advantage of our no cost/no obligation Periodontal Health Consultation. Gum disease has been linked with other medical conditions, some of them life-threatening, such as coronary artery disease, complications from surgery, and pre/neonatal complications, so the time to act is now.

Better Images with Less Radiation – Now That’s a Winning Combination!

Dental Technology Tinley Park ILOur commitment to delivering best in class dentistry includes exposing our patients to as little radiation as possible, without sacrificing the ability to gather clear and detailed images with which to identify issues, diagnose conditions, and recommend treatment. That’s why our practice offers innovative dental technology such as digital radiography, and has done so for years. Just as with traditional x-rays, but with a digital sensor instead of film, we capture the image, then download it directly onto a computer, where both we and you are able to view it immediately. The result is 80% less radiation with higher clarity because better images means better outcomes. An added benefit is that with digital radiography, there’s chemical waste to dispose of and potentially harm the environment.

‘I Didn’t Feel a Thing!’

The Wand™ System is an innovative anesthetic delivery methodology, which uses computerized technology. It’s but one of the leading edge services we offer our patients here at North Creek Dental Care. Many practices continue to use a manual syringe, a piece of 150 year old technology, to inject anesthesia into their patients. When patients say “I didn’t feel a thing!” we feel (almost) as good about it as they do! The Wand also represents a safer and more accurate means for delivering anesthesia to the exact area in the desired dosage. Anxiety and fear about injections at the dentist are now a thing of the past, thanks to The Wand™ System!

Dentistry without Drills or Needles?

Thanks to one of the most spectacular advances in dental technology, it is now possible to visit your dentist and never feel the pinch of a needle of the jarring of the drill again.

Air abrasion aims a steady stream of a mixture of particles and air at the decay site and gently mists it away! Thanks to this gentle technology, patients often request little or no anesthesia! Gone are the sound and vibration of the drill. Even better, so is most of the pain! Say goodbye to drills and needles, and hello to air abrasion!

Have questions about how the latest dental technology can make your visit easier and more comfortable than ever before? Give us a call today at (708) 928-5048.