Laser Dentistry Specialist

Lisa Heinrich-Null, DDS -  - General Dentistry

Lisa Heinrich-Null, DDS

General Dentistry located in VIctoria, TX

In the right hands, lasers are an extremely precise dental instrument that have been in use in dentistry since 1990. Because they can cut, shape, and define the gum as no other dental instrument can, there are a wide range of dental procedures that benefit from lasers — from removing inflamed gum tissue to bacteria removal in a root canal. If precision laser dental therapy is right for your gum surgery, cavity treatment, or other oral issues, Dr. Heinrich-Null and her experienced team can show you why it may be worth considering. Call or make your appointment online today. Dr. Lisa Heinrich-Null, D.D.S., is conveniently located in Victoria, Texas.

Laser Dental Therapy Q & A

What are situations where laser dentistry can help?

Usually, Dr. Heinrich-Null uses laser dentistry for gums. Typically, these issues include:

  • Canker sore and cold sore pain treatment
  • Root canal infections
  • Gum disease
  • Removal of gum inflammation
  • Gum reshaping
  • Biopsies
  • Exposing wisdom teeth
  • Removing throat tissue that causes sleep apnea
  • Regenerating damaged nerves
  • Removing benign oral tumors

What makes laser dentistry better?

In general, patients who undergo laser dental surgery experience less discomfort and heal faster. Anesthesia is sometimes not even necessary and infections are less likely. A laser is so precise there’s also usually less blood and less damage to the gum, so healing times are quicker.

What can I expect during laser dental surgery?

You may be surprised to hear the experience of laser dental surgery is, in many ways, similar to traditional dentistry. Dr. Heinrich-Null gives you anesthesia, though you may get less than you’ve had in the past, and she may also give you a sedative if you’re feeling anxious. After that, it’s just a matter of a different kind of dental instrument being used.

Dr. Heinrich-Null uses two basic types of lasers. One is for hard tissues like teeth, while the other is for soft tissues like the gums. Either way, compared to a drill, there’s no vibration or discomfort.

What should I expect after laser dental surgery?

Laser dental surgery is capable of doing almost everything better than a scalpel because it’s extremely precise and has a shorter recovery time after. Whether you’re having gum surgery or hard tissue work like preparing a tooth for fillings, lasers are often the preferred solution because the recovery period and symptoms are much less severe.

Dr. Heinrich-Null and her experienced team can walk you through all the ways laser dental surgery can help your particular situation. To schedule an appointment, call or visit online today.