Lakewood Laser Dentist – Fox Point Dental

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Dr Turner - a laser dentist in Lakewood, CO holds a certificate from the American Board of Laser Surgery for Laser Dentistry and is trained specifically around safety while using the LightScalpel CO2 Laser.  The laser is just as safe as other instruments used in dental.  The Fox Point Dental team will also make sure you have special protective glasses, just like you would use to protect your eyes from sun exposure.

What is LightScalpel Laser Surgery?

The LightScalpel Carbon Dioxide Laser is a device that produces a concentrated beam of light. The highly focused CO2 laser beam vaporizes, cleanly and precisely, while sealing blood vessels at the same time. Since its inception in the 1960s, the CO2 laser has become a very common method for minimally invasive soft tissue surgery.

The CO2 laser remains the best surgical tool that simultaneously cuts soft tissue and stops bleeding from small blood vessels along its path. Both incision and reduction in bleeding are achieved in a non-contact fashion with a focused beam of light.

Why Laser Surgery?

Some benefits are:

  • Little to no post-procedural discomfort
  • Reduced chair time
  • Faster recovery and healing time
  • Noninvasive
  • Minimized risk of infection
  • Less bleeding and swelling
  • The LightScalpel CO2 laser is safe to use on all gum tissues, even around existing dental work! 

    What is a LightScalpel CO2 Laser?

    The LightScalpel CO2 laser is a device that produces a concentrated beam of light. The highly focused CO2 laser beam vaporizes, cleanly and precisely, while sealing blood vessels at the same time.

    What can the Lightscalpel Laser be used for?

    A Laser Dentist uses the LightScalpel Laser for many procedures, including: 

  • Tongue and lip ties (frenectomies)–Infants, children, and adults
  • Periodontal therapy
  • Used to make other dental treatment faster and more comfortable
  • Apthous ulcer (canker sore) treatment - no more pain!
  • Biopsies 
  • Gum recontouring and removal of extra gum tissue
  • It is our goal and responsibility to provide you the best treatment and experience whenever you visit our office. As we continue to work with the latest technology, your dental procedures will become more efficient and less painful.  

    If you'd like to learn more about laser dentistry, family dentistry, invisalign, root canal or have a question about how some of the listed treatments may benefit you, Dr. Turner would be happy to answer your questions!  Request an appointment Here, we look forward to seeing you!

    Reach out to Fox Point Dental with any additional questions you have and to book a consultation to learn more about Laser Procedures.

    What is a Tongue Tie or Lip Tie?

    “Tongue ties” or “lip ties” are conditions that limit the tongue or lip’s normal range of motion due to a tight soft tissue frenum.  Restrictive tongue ties or lip ties can lead to symptoms in all ages – from infants to adults!  Ties are very common and can be found in 12-25% of people.  When they are too tight, they can impact the way the jaws grow and can lead to problems with feeding, breathing, sleeping, and more.  Tongue-tie release (frenectomy) can be a speedy procedure to allow for more mobility and freedom to grow and function.  Dr. Turner uses a LightScalpel CO2 laser for release procedures.

    Are Lightscalpel Laser Procedures Safe?

    Yes!  Dr. Turner holds a certificate from the American Board of Laser Surgery for Laser Dentistry and is trained specifically around safety while using the LightScalpel CO2 Laser.  The laser is just as safe as other instruments used in dental.  The Fox Point Dental team will also make sure you have special protective glasses, just like you would use to protect your eyes from sun exposure.

    How Can I Learn More?

    Reach out to Fox Point Dental with any additional questions you have and to book a consultation to learn more about Laser Procedures.  

    Real Story From a Real Family

    Dr. Liz is so kind, amazing, and knowledgeable! She came highly recommended to us by a professional Orofacial Myologist in Denver. We came to her specifically for tongue-tie procedures-she fixed our tongues and helped us so much more beyond that! She gave us recommendations for equipment to use to strengthen our jaws and correct the shape of our mouths (without orthodontics!). We actually live out of state and saw her while on vacation in Colorado. She helped us find professionals in our area who could help us here yet also made sure we knew that she was always available to help us too. 

    I was a tired mom, traveling with 4 kids, and searching for someone to help. Dr. Liz blew my expectations out of the water. She was so helpful! We had previously asked several dentists, a pediatrician and an ENT about possible tongue ties and none of them were specialized enough to recognize the issues we were having and to help us with further treatment. Dr. Liz was the help we needed. 

    We’ve been having some very serious and scary aggression issues with one of our kids and we think a lot of it goes back to the shape of his mouth and mouth breathing at night. Dr. Liz is helping us figure that out and even wrote referrals so that we can get into a sleep study for two of our kids. 

    This is the way dentistry I think should be practiced. She’s looking at the whole person and helping us make our lives better by improving our mouths. Dr. Liz offers so much more than just typical dentistry! Now that I know what Whole Person Dentistry can look like, I feel so encouraged and inspired. She helped me, and our family, so much. I am really grateful to her.

    And she is AWESOME with kids. I have four kids (ages 9, 6, 5, and 2) and she was incredible and patient with all of them. She made me feel like a good mom and seemed like she genuinely enjoyed our kids. She gave me her cell phone number and has helped me along the way. She even answered my questions over text when our five-year-old knocked out his front tooth. She is seriously a mom’s dream of a dentist! Thank you Dr. Liz for the amazing work you’re doing and the way you’re continuing to help us!

    Mary Huston