General dentistry has come a long way, even incorporating lasers to treat a variety of dental issues.Dr. Bagga uses the latest laser technology at his dental practice to safely and efficiently treat things like periodontal disease, gum lifts, and detecting cavities.
One of the lasers Dr. Bagga uses is the soft tissue laser. This laser is used to treat cold sores and fever blisters, as well as recontouring gums. The laser destroys the bacteria or virus that causes cold sores and fever blisters. It also shields nerve endings to prevent pain and sensitivity. With gum recontouring, the laser can improve the tooth to gum ratio by eliminating gum tissue that creates “gummy” smiles.
The DIAGNOdent laser is used in early detection of cavities before they become visible to the eye. By using DIAGNOdent, Dr. Bagga is able to ensure that your teeth are protected and decay is caught as soon as possible.
Another way lasers can be used in dentistry is in the removal of frenums. A frenum is the fold of tissue connecting the tongue, cheeks, or lips to the jawbone. In some cases, the frenum may be attached too close to the tooth, which can interfere with the structure of the bone and jeopardize the teeth. Teeth may erupt from the gum line very crooked in young children causing discomfort, speech may be impaired, or frenum tissue may need to be removed for dentures to be placed comfortably. In these cases a frenectomy, or removal of frenum tissue, is performed with a laser. This can be done quickly and is a fairly routine procedure.
In the event of periodontal pockets, which are deep pockets between the tooth and gum and a sign of the onset of periodontal disease, a laser can be used to effectively decontaminate the pocket of harmful bacteria for up to sixty days. This will help in the treatment and healing you need.
If you would like to have more information on the use of lasers in dentistry, please contact experienced laser dentist Dr. Bagga. Dr. Bagga serves the area of Randolph, New Jersey.
Bonding and White Filling
A Beautiful Practice For All Your Dental Needs
There are various ways to restore damaged teeth. The most common form of treating cavities was silver fillings or amalgams. Silver fillings are an alloy of silver, zinc, tin, mercury, and other metals.
However, advances in dental techniques now offer superior and aesthetic choice of dental material like cosmetic fillings that look more like natural teeth. Cosmetic fillings are light cured composites that can be done in one sitting. There are different types of cosmetic fillings currently available to match the shade of your teeth. The type used will depend on the location of the tooth and the amount of tooth structure that needs to be repaired.
Here are the advantages of using composite fillings over silver / amalgam fillings:
Some teeth exhibit minor cracks under large amalgam fillings
Teeth can get stained with amalgam fillings and have a grayish appearance
Composite fillings actually bond to the tooth structure and thus would prevent further damage to the tooth
The dental field has evolved, and treatments have improved over the time. Our team is abreast of the latest treatments and techniques by attending to numerous continuing education courses, being active in prominent Dental Associations and maintaining a genuine dedication to the science of Dentistry. In addition we have invested in those Technologies to enhance patient care.
Sterilization: We take our sterilization measure seriously. Our sterilization is monitored weekly by an outside agency for top quality results
Computers: We are fully computerized in all our patient room as well as all other areas of the practice. Our computer network was built with patient sensitive information in mind and designed for efficiency and security.