State of the Art Laser
A laser is a device that uses light energy to perform work. Lasers are unique because they can treat targeted tissue while leaving surrounding tissue unaffected. It is this property among others that allow Dr. Lykins to perform very precise procedures. In addition, lasers may seal off blood vessels and nerve endings during a procedure lessening bleeding, postoperative pain and swelling. In many cases, due to their gentle and precise nature, lasers are used with little or no anesthetic.
Lasers are also used to treat periodontal disease. After removing the plaque and calculus, a laser is used to selectively remove diseased or infected tissues lining the pockets around your teeth. At the same time, the laser will kill the bacteria that cause your periodontal disease and promote healing of your gums around your teeth. Some lasers can help increase circulation and collagen formation.
Lasers can also be used to perform quick biopsies in our office without having patients get off blood thinners since bleeding is not associated with laser use. No sutures are used, and patients can immediately return to work.
We are dedicated to eliminating cold sores, one patient at a time. Still, we need to get the word out about our innovative use of these amazing instruments. Cold sores are vexing, yet laser treatment is quick, comfortable, inexpensive and incredibly effective.
One of our missions is to provide relief with “The Light Touch” for as many cold sore sufferers as possible. New patients who would benefit from laser therapy are always welcome in our practice.
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