High Tech Dentistry
Innovative and Easy Laser Treatment for Cold Sores in 15 Minutes
Cold sores, which we all know as unsightly, painful blemishes around the mouth, are caused by the herpes simplex virus. The virus often lies dormant until activated by stress, sunlight, a poorly functioning immune system, or a high fever. Cold sores usually appear on the lips, but in some cases can appear on the nose, chin, or cheeks. Cold sores, no matter where they first occur, have a tendency to recur in the same area.
During laser treatment for cold sores, light energy released by the laser is delivered to the cold sore. The light energy penetrates the virus and causes the virus to go into remission.
Laser treatment for a cold sore is a fast, painless procedure. It can be performed by one of our dentists or hygienists to any cold sore lesion on the lips. Treatment of the cold sore during the “tingly feeling" stage can prevent the cold sore from progressing to the “full bloom" stage; however, treatment after the blister has formed will still greatly reduce symptoms and shorten the course of the outbreak. Laser treatment also significantly reduces the chance of another cold sore recurring in the area that was treated.
If you suffer from frequent or even occasional cold sore break outs, this treatment is for you!
Many patients exclaim that nothing works better! Once you try it and see the results, you will be addicted to this amazing laser treatment. The sooner you get in for the laser treatment, the better your results. Call at first notice of tingling, 781-330-0900.
A Patient tells Dream Smile Dental...
My lip is spectacular….usually by this time it is a completely open sore with ooze and scabbing. It was sore yesterday, like it was about ready to break open, but it didn't. There is still a small spot that is pretty much unnoticeable. I think it is a great thing and would do it again in a heartbeat!
|Benefits of Laser Cold Sore Treatment|
|- Easy and Painless
- Results are immediate
|- Takes just 15 minutes
- Covered by Most Insurances
Getting Rid of the Root Canal Stigma
We know that a root canal procedure isn’t often the most welcomed experience, but at Dream Smile Dental we do everything possible to make this procedure a comfortable experience. Dr. Mario Abdennour, a Harvard microscope trained endodontist, is also an instructor at the Graduate Endodontic program at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine.
At Dream Smile Dental, Dr. Abdennour uses a high tech LED light assisted microscope, Labomed Prima. The use of the microscope provides a very highly magnified and illuminated field. Used in medicine for years, the dental microscope has become an invaluable tool when performing endodontic (root canal) treatment.
Also, in certain cases, the dental microscope will be used by your general dentist to find cracks and detect any defects on your teeth before any major problems develop.
By using the dental microscope, your dentist will have great magnification capabilities, better access and the means to see small details with great precision, ensuring that the anatomy of the tooth is more readily inspected. This greatly enhances the dentist's abilities to locate extra root canals inside your tooth.
As a result, you will benefit by having a quicker and a more efficient procedure, with an even higher expected success rate.
High Tech Imaging with Half the Radiation
Comfort for the Patient
Dream Smile Dental in Canton, MA is one of the few dental offices to have the Picasso Trio, a three dimensional imaging system which takes the highest quality x-rays without intra oral sensors. Patients are asked to bite down on a small tab and the machine moves around the patient’s head to capture the x-ray image in less than 15 seconds using 50% less radiation than most digital x-ray systems.
A more accurate diagnosis
The clarity and precision of the panoramic image, which is what had replaced the necessity of 18 small x-rays, vividly outlines areas of decay.
A cephalometric film shows an x-ray image of the entire skull which is used in orthodontic treatment and is very helpful in measuring the airway.
Measurement of the airway, paired with the use of 3D jaw scan helps pinpoint the proper position of the jaw.
This is helpful because if dental restorations such as crowns, bridges and veneers are placed while the patient’s jaw is in the correct position, it can relieve TMJ symptoms such as headaches, jaw pain, neck and back pain, ringing in the ears and tingling of the fingers.
A three dimensional scan of the entire jaw is also used to accurately simulate an implant. The dentist can measure depth, evaluate the bone quality and prepare for exact implant placement. This increases the success of the implant because almost all factors of surgery are precisely predicted and planned for.
Digital Scanner Provides Enhanced Precision, Comfort, and Convenience
The Cadent iTero™ Digital Impression System.
Designed to replace the “dreaded goop”, unpleasant taste, drooling, and gagging associated with traditional impression taking, iTero enables Dream Smile Dental to offer our patients a technology driven impression procedure that is far superior to conventional methods. By using a hand-held wand to optically scan the area to be restored, the patients’ entire impression is created 100% digitally with no mess or bad taste. This translates into a more comfortable impression process and restorations that look and feel like natural teeth.
iTero eliminates weaknesses in the impression process, such as voids, pulls, and tears. With a precise starting point, we are able to create digitally accurate restorations.
Once patients experience the benefits of iTero we are certain they will come away impressed, and with a great smile.
IRIS -Intraoral Camera: Educating Our Patients
Today’s Dentistry is about speed, comfort, quality and convenience. That’s why Dream Smile Dental is equipped with The IRIS Intraoral Camera which features a comfortable narrow soft-tip with brilliant 8-point LED lighting and Sony’s Hi-Resolution CCD for best-of-class image sharpness.
At Dream Smile Dental we strongly believe in patient education. We want to provide you with clear high tech diagnostic information so that you can make the best and most educated decision about your treatment. Your oral health is important to us and we strive to thoroughly explain and show you everything you need to know to maintain your oral health.