Faster, Safer, More Effective Care
Like the technology we use in our daily lives, dental technology is rapidly advancing. Innovations that make dental procedures quicker and easier are being discovered all the time. Laser dentistry, approved by the FDA in 1990, is a great example of the benefits of modern dental technology.
The Benefits of Laser Dentistry
- Faster healing and tissue regeneration
- Preserve more of your natural tissue
- Less bleeding
- Fewer patients require anesthesia
- Removes damaged gum tissue without stitches and sutures
- Reduced risk of infections
- Very little physical discomfort
- More accurate procedures
How We Use Laser Dentistry
Hard tissue lasers are used in a number of different procedures such as diagnosing cavities, shaping a tooth, or repairing a filling that’s worn down. Soft tissue lasers, on the other hand, are used to treat gum disease, eliminate excess tissue in a “gummy smile,” or remove any type of unnecessary tissue. For example, lasers can eliminate the tissue that’s blocking a sleep apnea patient’s airway.
How Laser Therapy Works
The word LASER stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. There’s more than one type of dental laser, each using a different wavelength of light. After a thorough examination, your dentist may determine that laser therapy is right for you.
We’ll provide special glasses to protect your eyes, as the beam is very bright. Your dentist will then direct the beam to the area that requires treatment. One thing you can be sure about — your procedure will take less time with laser dentistry.
Frequently Asked Questions
Laser dentistry can be better than traditional treatment in many ways. Laser tools are more accurate, so less collateral damage is done to the area being worked on. The treatment is also less painful and many patients don’t even need local anesthesia for minor procedures. One of the other most beneficial aspects of laser dentistry is that it promotes healing, leading to quicker recovery time.
Yes, laser gum treatment is highly effective. Soft-tissue lasers are safe to use on your gums and can help you heal quicker after your treatment. Lasers sterilize the area they’re used in, so they can easily kill bacteria that cause periodontal disease.
While lasers may sound intimidating, they’re very safe. Dental lasers are extremely accurate and are less likely to cause harm to you than traditional dental tools. Lasers also provide the benefits of sterilization and stimulation of healing, so you’ll be less likely to get an infection and you’ll recover faster from your procedure.
Laser dentistry is used for many different procedures, simply replacing traditional tools with more specialized lasers. Periodontal treatment, cavity repair, root canal therapy, and more can all be made better with the help of dental lasers.