Dr. Stephen Gaines is a dentist at Sherwood Dental
in Oakville, ON who understands the importance of having the right tool for the job. When it comes to dental work, having the right tool has its advantages. Many patients who live in the area of Oakville, ON and who are seeking healthy smiles may want to take the time to learn about the advanced instruments used in our practice. This includes options such as laser dentistry.
What is laser dentistry?
is a field of dental work that uses laser instruments to achieve a healthier smile. Lasers have been used for many years in the medical field and continue to play an important role in treatments. Lasers can also be used in dentistry to ensure precision solutions. Laser light can be utilized for both soft and hard tissue treatments.
Soft tissue – procedures which involve the soft tissues can be addressed using laser dentistry. The soft tissues may include the gums and skin inside the mouth. Lasers are often used to treat unhealthy soft tissues, most notably for gum disease and periodontitis. Additionally, lasers are commonly used in contouring the gums, removing tissues for cosmetic purposes. The soft tissues of the mouth bleed much less when the doctor uses laser devices versus more traditional cutting methods.
Hard tissue – in addition to being used for the treatment of soft tissues, patients may also use laser devices to address areas of hard tissue. Hard tissue lasers are utilized for procedures that involve bone and teeth. The lasers treat and target the specific area without damaging the surrounding healthy tissues and structures. The most common ways in which lasers are used in the treatment of the smile is to prepare for fillings, dental bonding, or root canals. Patients often heal faster and experience much less pain and bleeding when dentists utilize laser instruments.
Is laser dentistry right for me?
During a consultation appointment, Dr. Stephen Gaines
of Sherwood Dental will evaluate a patient to determine if lasers can be used to obtain the treatments patients need. Our professionals provide laser treatments for a variety of purposes and speaking to a dental provider is the best way to learn about all the options available and any alternatives.
Is laser dentistry affordable?
Laser dentistry is not only affordable, but it is the most desired method of treatment for both hard and soft tissues. Dr. Stephen Gaines is pleased to provide laser dentistry at an affordable cost. Patients who have extensive dental work completed and are unable to pay for their treatment in full at the time of their procedure can ask the front office team about financing arrangements. The front office of Sherwood Dental provides information for patients to help them arrange a payment plan that works for their budget and dental needs. Our team wants patients to obtain the care they need without having to worry about the cost of necessary services.
Is laser dentistry safe?
Absolutely! At Sherwood Dental, we are committed to providing patients with real-world, advanced solutions to improve their dental health and wellness—as well as the cosmetics of their teeth and gums. Dr. Stephen Gaines has extensive experience and training in the use of laser instruments and uses them each day to help patients address common dental concerns. We use the proper tools for the specific treatments needed to ensure the results patients expect.
What are other services available at Sherwood Dental?
Our team provides a wide selection of treatments for patients in the community of Oakville, Ontario. We provide general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry solutions for new and existing patients to ensure proper oral health care and a lifetime of beautiful smiles!
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Stephen Gaines today!
At Sherwood Dental, we work directly with patients in the area of Oakville, ON who are interested in services for the smile. If you are interested in learning more about laser dentistry and how it can keep your smile healthy and beautiful, we encourage you to book an appointment
our front office team at (844) 951-8855. We are available to assist patients and families in the community at our state-of-the-art facility, located at 2892 South Sheridan Way.