The health of your gums is very important since problems such as gum disease and oral cancer can affect both your dental and general health if not treated properly. At Alpine Dental Arts in Lakewood, CO, we utilize laser technology to deal with a wide array of gum (periodontal) troubles. Our state-of-the-art laser technology helps lead to much more effective treatment of periodontitis (the advanced stage of gum disease). Dr. Justin Becerra additionally utilizes laser technology to complete oral biopsies that detect cancer and pre-cancer in your mouth. Laser gum treatments may also be performed in certain cosmetic procedures that will help sculpt the gums or reduce the appearance of a smile that looks "gummy."
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"If you’ve ever felt anxiety about going to the dentist - look no more! Alpine Dental Arts provides a dentist, Justin Becerra, DDS, and staff that will ease your worries! My husband and I had been discussing changing our dentist. A friend of our family was insistent that we give her dentist a try, because her entire family was so impressed with them. My husband and I decided to give Alpine Dental Arts a try, and we actually signed up with a new dental plan to make that happen.We were NOT disappointed ~ Dr Becerra and his staff are amazing! We all know how important the front desk is for first impressions and accommodations. Ramona and Kathy are very welcoming to each and every client, greeting them by name. They are very knowledgeable on dental procedures, and are always willing to assist with all insurance needs. They share a great sense of humor, as does the entire staff, which always helps to make you feel a little more relaxed and comfortable, especially in a dental office.I had the pleasure of having my first 6 month checkup/cleaning done by Crystal. She did a fabulous job with cleaning my teeth, and I told her that she was the first hygienist to clean my teeth without any discomfort. After my cleanings, I leave their office feeling like I had not been to the dentist. Crystal is very professional, does a great job as a hygienist, and is very calming. I have not had the pleasure of working with Joan, but I’m sure she is just as accommodating and professional.Then there is Barb, who has totally turned my life around with a beautiful smile! She accomplished this without me having to go through expensive braces or invasive procedures. I’m 65, and had pretty much planned on dealing with my teeth as they were from here on out. Over the years, they had turned yellow, and it was difficult for me to smile when having my picture taken. The tops of my front lower teeth had been chiseled away by my teeth grinding. I had two upper, pointed canines that had open spaces between nearby teeth. I finally decided to have my teeth whitened professionally, since the over the counter products didn’t seem to do the job. Barb was so patient and explained the whitening process very thoroughly. During my followup visit, she suggested I might be interested in having some bonding work done on the above mentioned problem areas. I wasn’t even aware of such procedures. She actually performed a quick sample of the procedure on my teeth so I would have an idea of what it would look like (before and after). Needless to say, I had the procedures done by Barb, at a low cost. She was very careful, and it was obvious she is a perfectionist. She wanted everything placed perfectly and shining. It was a very simple and quick procedure, with no pain, and no novocaine. It did wonders for my self-esteem!The newest member of the team, Justin Becerra, DDS, replaced the previous and wonderful Steven Anundsen, DDS (who retired). Dr Becerra is amazing as well. Both my husband and I felt very comfortable with Dr Becerra, and both agreed that he is definitely well educated in his field. He kept the incredible staff, which was encouraging to their clients, right from the start. He is very professional, and joins the entire staff with the ability to enlighten your day. Kudos to Alpine Dental Arts!"- C.D. / Google / Sep 06, 2018
There are several cases where a laser treatment of the gums may be performed. For periodontal disease, the laser may be employed to eliminate plaque and bacteria that's deep inside the pockets of your gums. For a biopsy, the laser can be used to excise tissue in the needed region. Laser gum therapy may also help if you want to remove overgrown gum tissue and increase teeth visibility to get a more appealing smile. Compared to traditional surgery on the gums, laser gum therapies tend to be less invasive and don't need sutures. You will require little or no anesthesia during this treatment and have a shorter healing time.
What to Expect
Done in our office, a laser gum treatment typically only needs local anesthesia. Nevertheless, additional sedation choices may be available in case you have anxiety. Prior to your treatment, Dr. Becerra will discuss precisely what you should expect throughout the procedure whether you're having a treatment for periodontal disease, obtaining a dental biopsy, having your teeth lengthened, or undergoing aesthetic gum sculpting. The laser reduces bleeding and frequently omits the need for sutures.
Dr. Becerra will provide you with post-treatment care instructions before you're allowed to leave. Since your mouth may be tender or swollen, you might choose to follow a soft food or liquid diet for a couple of days. For periodontal disease therapy or crown lengthening, you might need to make another appointment so Dr. Becerra can evaluate your progress and determine if a second treatment is needed. When a biopsy has been performed, you might have to return to our office to get your results. If oral cancer is found, Dr. Becerra will discuss your treatment choices and what to do next.
As soon as your laser gum treatment is scheduled, Dr. Becerra will talk about estimated payment. Alpine Dental Arts takes many payment methods, including medical financing. For those who have insurance, we can get in touch with your provider to calculate your coverage and personal expenses.
Laser Gum Therapy
For a faster and more precise periodontal treatment, Dr. Becerra uses an innovative laser system for both cosmetic and restorative procedures. Whether you need to treat gum disease, undergo an oral biopsy, or enhance the look of your smile, laser gum remedies provide shorter visits and healing times. To find out more about laser gum treatments or to make an appointment, contact Alpine Dental Arts in Lakewood, CO.