Painless, effective treatment for gums and soft tissue
Dr. Siegel has received extensive training and certification in the latest laser dentistry technology: the T4Med LightWalker™ Dental Laser. He uses the laser to assist with a variety of dental procedures, including root canal therapy, as well as cavity and gum disease treatments, usually without the need for anesthesia. The LightWalker laser dentistry tool is an efficient tool which can be used to clean gums and to perform corrective gum procedures. Dr. Siegel uses soft-tissue lasers for in-depth gum cleaning and to correct “gummy smiles” through laser gum recontouring.
Before utilizing the LightWalker laser, Dr. Siegel first uses an ultrasonic scaling device and small dental instruments to remove tartar build-up, which is one of the biggest causes of gum inflammation and bleeding. He then uses the laser to direct a small amount of light energy through a very small conductive filament which is placed between the gum and tooth. Using only water and light, the laser removes a tiny amount of the diseased tissues painlessly along with any bacteria that may cause gum disease. The small laser is able to penetrate deep into pockets between the gums and teeth, ensuring that bacteria has no place to hide.
Root Canal Treatments
An important procedure which can save a damaged or infected tooth that might otherwise be lost, root canal treatments can make people nervous. Traditionally, noisy drills are used to access a tooth’s pulp; however, Dr. Siegel uses the LightWalker laser to accomplish this. Since the LightWalker laser doesn’t vibrate like a dental drill, patients experience substantially less discomfort and anxiety during root canal procedures. Additionally, once the tooth is “opened,” he continues to utilize the laser to effectively clean its interior. Thanks to laser dentistry technology, patients enjoy a faster, more comfortable experience which results in a cleaner tooth that’s less likely to experience re-infection.