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Laser dentistry enables dentists to use a very narrow beam of light to provide treatment without damaging healthy tissue. Our dentists are proficient at using lasers to offer patients a safe, comfortable experience with a faster healing time and quicker, more precise treatment. If you would like to know more about the benefits of using lasers in dentistry, please continue reading.
How Does a Laser Work in Dentistry?
Lasers create light energy in a focused beam, allowing our laser dentists to work on a very specific area in your mouth. LASER is an acronym meaning “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” The light reacts with hard or soft tissue, either removing it or shaping it. The FDA approved lasers for dentists to use for various dental conditions. We use lasers to treat a number of dental conditions, including:
- Tooth decay
- To make teeth-whitening treatments faster
- To treat periodontal disease
- To reshape gums
- To treat dental infections
When our dentists use laser instruments for your treatment, you can expect less pain, less bleeding and quicker healing. You have less of a chance of contracting a bacterial infection. Lasers are also extremely safe. Contact our office to request an appointment at our friendly dental office. We look forward to providing you with the innovative dental care you deserve.
What Is Laser Periodontal Treatment?
Nearly half of all adults in America have some form of gum disease. Some people don’t seek dental help before the disease advances to the stage where they need a deep cleaning, and then they fear the treatment, but you don’t have to be afraid of having a deep cleaning anymore. If you need a deep dental cleaning to treat periodontal disease, consider visiting a dentist who uses a laser in the office. Laser periodontal therapy can target plaque and tartar under the gum without pulling the gums back. There is little discomfort, minimal bleeding and a faster recovery time. You won’t leave the office with swollen gums, so you can get back to normal eating and drinking faster.
What Is a Typical Dental Laser Treatment?
Our dentists can also perform the following procedures in our office using lasers:
- Treating swelling of the temporomandibular joint
- Removing begin tumors
- Frenectomy surgeries (tongue-tied release) to make speech easier
Lasers have untapped potential for dental applications and could be part of more treatments in the future. When you choose our dentists, you will enjoy the most advanced dental laser care from skilled practitioners. Call us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how lasers have changed dentistry.
What Is Laser Teeth Whitening?
Lasers generate heat, which speeds up the whitening process. Please give our office a call if you want to achieve whiter, brighter teeth, faster. During your consultation, your dentist will explain the results that you can realistically expect to achieve.
What Are the Advantages of Laser Gum Surgery?
When your dentist performs gum surgery with a precision laser instrument instead of a scalpel, you will experience less discomfort. If you’re having a crown lengthening procedure or your dentist needs to remove gum tissue affected by periodontal disease, they will explain how laser dentistry will benefit you. Dentists also use lasers for gum contouring to give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Lasers encourage blood to clot so there is minimal bleeding. Therefore, you might not need stitches after your procedure.
What Is the Difference Between Regular and Laser Teeth Cleaning?
With a traditional teeth cleaning, a dental hygienist scrapes tartar off teeth with a scraper. With laser cleanings, a dentist will remove plaque and tartar with a laser. It’s faster and more comfortable and the precision instrument can reach into your teeth’s nooks and crannies for a better clean.
What Are Laser Fillings?
Our dentists use lasers instead of a drill to prepare a tooth for small and medium fillings. For large fillings, your dentist may use a drill for part of the procedure. While we cannot use lasers in every case, such as teeth with existing fillings, we recommend laser treatment when possible. Our patients appreciate getting a cavity filled without the dentist using a drill. Please call our office for an appointment if you’re interested in finding out more about lasers in dentistry. It could make your next filling a more pleasant experience.
What Is Laser Cavity Treatment?
We use a dental laser to fill cavities, which makes having a tooth filled a better experience for our patients. There’s very little discomfort; you may not even need a local anesthetic. Our patients say that having a cavity filled is much easier without hearing the drill’s shrill noise. Only a small number of dentists use lasers to fill cavities; we are proud to offer our patients this revolutionary dental care.
If you’re interested in state-of-the-art dentistry where your comfort is a priority, please call our office and request an appointment. One of our highly skilled dentists will determine if you are a good candidate for treatment with lasers and gladly answer your questions.