- It reduces or eliminates the bacteria that can be introduced into the bloodstream
- LBR can prevent cross-contamination in one area of your mouth to other areas
- It can destroy the bacteria of periodontal disease before it can cause tooth loss
- It boosts your immune system and improves your overall health
- Fast and painless treatment: the laser decontamination process usually takes 5-10 minutes
Downtown Dental uses lasers to attack periodontal inflammation at the microscopic level of infection. The power of its focused light destroys otherwise inaccessible bacterial colonies while simultaneously creating an ideal environment for healing. Today, our practice offers our patients the hope of a better tomorrow by providing oral health care in ways that were science fiction only a few years ago.
We are not only cleaning teeth and creating beautiful smiles: with our progressive dental laser therapy, we are enhancing your lifestyle and hopefully prolonging your life.Hear one patient's story of Laser Bacteria Reduction (LBR) to treat gum infection.
The easier the treatment, the more likely you are to get and stay healthy!If you are a local business and are looking to provide your employees with more opportunities for education in healthy and wellness let us know. We look forward to the opportunity to be a part of your event!
- Nashville Running Company will be there to help runners find the right type of shoe for their style and discounts to get your run off on the right foot.
- Massage Therapist Jules Saunders will be there to help relieve all the stress you’ve been building up with free massages.
- Third and Church Healthcare will be there to provide you with resources to stay healthy throughout the upcoming months including free B-12 shots for our first 75 guests.
- Nashville B-Cycle will be there to showcase how you can stay healthy and have fun all at the same time along with membership discounts.
- We’ll be showcasing our new Waterlase iPlus Laser if you haven’t had a chance to see it in action.
- The first thing you should do is RSVP.
- Immediately after you do that, don’t forget to mark it down on your calendar. You can walk, bike, or jog to our offices after work (and get extra points for staying healthy) or public parking is available underneath the Justice A.A. Birch Building.
- Ulcers or canker sore removal: If you know someone who deals with canker sores, you know how annoyed they can be. Fixing this issue has never been easier.
- Gingivectomy: What used to be the painful removal of overgrown or unsightly gums around teeth can be done without any shots or temporary swelling.
- Frenectomy: This complicated procedure helps countless children who suffer from speech problems or from spacing between the teeth. It removes part of the of cheek, lip or tongue muscle attachments. In the past, this meant an in-depth and invasive surgery that typically leaves patients with uncomfortable stitches and after-effects of anesthesia. Laser dentistry allows our team to perform the procedure quickly and more comfortably.
How Periodental disease has been prevent and treated in the past…If you’ve ever had a dentist or dental assistant pull out a sharp, hook-like instrument and start scraping at your teeth and provide local antibiotic treatments to reduce the infection, you’ve experienced the traditional way to treat Periodental Disease. One experience of having bacteria-built up removed from below the gum line with a sharp, painful, scaling instrument is enough to make people want to never visit the dentist again. This is a dilemma both dentists and patients have had to live with for decades. While the procedures are invasive, time consuming, and painful, they’re absolutely necessary to keep your teeth clean and healthy. For years, patients have been reluctant to schedule a dentist appointment even though they notice signs of Periodental disease because they know that the treatment is going to be painful. By being able to safely eliminate the bacteria at the first signs of infection (bleeding and swollen gum tissue) we can often avoid these invasive procedures.
Downtown Dental’s Laser Treatment solves the dilemma…We recognize that many people are hesitant to treat this issue because of their past experiences, which is why we’ve committed to offer pain-free dentistry in Nashville through Laser Dentistry. As one of our Laser Dentistry Treatment options, Downtown Dental can remove all the excess bacteria from your gums more efficiently, and usually without the pain of injections. In short, Laser Periodental Therapy works by emitting energy from our Waterlase iPlus Laser has the power to remove build up and effectively destroy all of the bacteria in the pocket between your tooth and your gums. Not only does this minimize the need to pull out the painful scraping tools, it also prevents the need for the series of anesthetic injections before the procedure or any post-op pain afterwards. By incorporating our new Laser Treatment option to remove bacteria and build up along the gumline at the first signs of infection, before more invasive cleaning procedures are required, Downtown Dental is able to offer a safer, more effective treatment for our patients. Laser Bacterial Reduction is a more effective and more comfortable way to treat Periodontal Disease and we are excited to offer this amazing capability to our patients. If you’ve been waiting to take care of the excess bacteria build up along your gum line because of the painful, invasive treatments of the past, get in touch with us. You can ensure that your next trip to the dentist is more convenient and pain-free than you ever thought possible by scheduling your appointment with our Laser Dentistry Option.
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How the WaterLase iPlus Laser anesthetizes a tooth:To understand why most dental work is painful, we must first understand how pain impulses work. Any pain you experience is caused by an electrical impulse that moves through nerve fibers from the source of the pain to your brain. This impulse is a result of different ions moving into and out of the nerve fiber cells through gates. When something hurts, the gates open, ions move, and the pain impulse starts. One way the WaterLase iPlus Laser prevents pain is by it's energy temporarily closing the ion gates. If the ion gates cannot open, no impulse can travel to the brain to be perceived as pain, thus providing anesthesia.
The WaterLase iPlus Laser avoids contact and friction.While the Laser provides a natural anesthetic, it also helps prevent pain and shots with a new, frictionless method. A normal dental drill works with friction, which causes heat and triggers pain. This leads to painful visits to the dentist and/or visits that leave your mouth feeling number after receiving anesthetic shots. The WaterLase uses a unique, powerful interaction of the patented YSGG laser wavelength along with trademarked water/air spray that cuts, etches and shapes target tissues without contact to remove tooth structure and decay. This means there is no heat, friction or pressure to cause the nerve to fire an impulse to your brain. Here’s a look at how it works: The procedures can be done painlessly with no anesthetic. Because there is no friction, there is no pain or reason for anesthetics. Because the laser acts as an anesthetic, there is usually no need for a shot, which means leaving the doctor’s office without any numbing. Its non-contact method will guarantee you won’t feel any pain even after the procedures is finished. If you want to know why we’ve invested in the future of pain-free dentistry, read this. If you want to make sure the WaterLase iPlus Laser is used during your next dental appointment, simply let us know when scheduling your next appointment. For more information on WaterLase and how it works, click here.