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As technology advances, we at Impressions Dentistry in Olympia, Washington, are striving to provide the most up-to-date care for our patients. With that in mind, Dr. Suneet S. Bath’s office has dental technology that allows us to offer new treatments that we have never been able to before.

Cold Sore, Fever Blister or Canker Sore Reduction

Using the NV Microlaser, we can treat cold sores, fever blister and canker sores in just five to 10 minutes. Immediate relief can be felt, and healing is expected within 24 hours. Bite trauma and burns from hot foods and liquids on the tongue and cheek can also be treated. New cold sores are prevented because of this new treatment, too! Cold sore treatment can be billed to medical insurance in many cases, and we can help you bill your insurance. Reach Impressions Dentistry at 360-493-1866 if you are suffering from a cold sore and we will see you today!

Frenectomy

Frenum can be found in two main places in the mouth, under the tongue and under the center of the upper lip. The frenum is what attaches the muscles of the cheeks and lips to the mouth. Sometimes this can disturb the development of the mouth because it is attached too close to the tip of the tongue or too far down the gums between the front teeth. If this is a problem, a frenectomy may be necessary. With our new device at Impressions Dentistry, we can perform a laser frenectomy with little or no discomfort.

Laser Gum Contouring

With our modern technology we can reshape gum lines for both functional and cosmetic purposes. There are times when overgrown gum tissue can cause food to be trapped under the gums, leading to irritation, inflammation and even decay. With our laser, the gum tissue can be quickly, easily and painlessly removed. Because of the process of photobiostimulation, the healing process starts immediately, keeping the recovery period minimal. Energy is needed for healing and light energy penetrates the tissue, starting the healing process.

Laser Bacterial Reduction

This is a service we offer to patients during their routine care appointments. Our laser procedure decontaminates the mouth, removing bacteria that can enter the bloodstream and can affect the entire body. Laser bacterial reduction, or LBR, is used mostly to treat gingivitis. This mild gum disease can eventually lead to periodontitis. At Impressions Dentistry, we offer this procedure as a preventive step for your oral and overall health.

Laser Decay Removal

Along with the other new services offered with our laser device, we have a revolutionary way to find tooth decay and treat it before it becomes a serious problem. Sometimes cavities cannot be viewed by our dentist or in X-rays. But with the aid of DIAGNOdent detection, we can find those cavities early on. Dealing with them early reduces the need for costly and invasive procedures later. This new service is used by our dentist during patients’ regular exams at no extra cost. At Impressions Dentistry, our dentist and team are committed to providing the best and most advanced care to our patients!