Understanding Laser Dentistry in Riverside, CA

Laser dentistry performed by Dr. Gerald Middleton in Riverside, CA can relieve and cure several conditions with added benefits.  A laser is a device that emits a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When that beam of light comes into contact with tissue, it causes a reaction that can remove, vaporize, or shape tissue. Lasers have been used in several other industries; however, in 1990 they became a common tool for dentists.  Some of the scenarios where lasers can be used in dentistry are: correcting tongue speech problems, uncovering partially erupted wisdom teeth, removing decay from a cavity prior to filling, removing muscle pulls, managing gum tissue, performing biopsy procedures, reducing the amount of bacteria in periodontal pockets, treating infections, reducing discomfort from canker or cold sores, and activating whitening chemicals when bleaching teeth.  When using lasers instead of traditional tools, there are a few advantages that can make your office visit more pleasant. Some of these advantages are: no need for anesthesia or drilling, reduction of symptoms and healing times as well as bacteria in gums and teeth, and controlling bleeding during a surgery. Using lasers is not suitable for all dental procedure therefore, make sure to call the office of Dr. Gerald Middleton at (951)688-3442 and he will be glad to discuss which treatment options are right for you.

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Dramatically Change your Smile with Minimally Invasive Veneers – Riverside, CA

Dr. Gerald Middleton knows that not all patients need severe changes to their smile therefore, procedures such as minimally invasive veneers can make a huge difference without damaging existing teeth structure.  Minimally invasive veneers are thin ceramic veneers that cover the surface of the tooth they are attached to. Since minimally invasive veneers are applied on the surface of teeth, patients can keep their enamel intact. One main difference between minimally invasive veneers and traditional veneers is that with traditional veneers anesthetic is required and changes cannot be reversed. Dr. Gerald Middleton usually recommends using minimally invasive veneers on patients that have mild to moderate tooth discolorations, minor misalignment, or need teeth reshaped. If you are unhappy with your smile, but are not sure which procedure is best for you, Dr. Gerald Middleton can aid you in choosing which treatment option is right for you. For an aesthetic evaluation call today at (951)688-3442 and Dr. Gerald Middleton will review which option is better for your smile.

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