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Do you dread going to the dentist? If so, you are not alone. Dental checkups are okay most of the time, but if you need extensive dental work completed, it usually starts with a needle to numb your mouth. Once you’re numb, there isn’t any pain, but if you’re having a cavity filled, there’s the sound of the drill.
Imagine how nice and stress-free a dental visit would be without needles or drills. This is laser dentistry. It’s a revolutionary concept we are proud to offer our patients. If you’re looking for a dentist who puts your comfort first, contact us to make an appointment.
What Is a Dental Laser Treatment?
Dentists offering laser dental treatments use this narrow light beam instead of other tools, such as a drill, to treat cavities, gum disease or other issues. Compared to other options, a laser is minimally invasive. Light energy can reshape or remove soft and hard tissue in the mouth safely and comfortably. The laser is often used for:
- Removing decay
- Reshaping gums
- Treating dental infections
- Treating diseased gum tissue
Along with the procedures above, the benefits of using a laser for certain treatments are numerous, including less bleeding, less pain, less swelling and inflammation and many other things. Give us a call today to find out more.
What Is Laser Periodontal Therapy?
Lasers are ideal to use for periodontal treatments since your dentist can adjust the power and wavelength for the ultimate control. Lasers can kill bacteria in periodontal pockets, reducing swelling and bleeding and facilitating natural healing. Lasers can help stimulate the gums so they can heal themselves. There’s also minimal loss of healthy gum tissue. If you need gum disease treatment and are interested in shorter treatments, a faster recovery time and less pain after treatment, contact us to talk to our dentist to see if laser gum disease treatments are right for you.
What Dental Treatments Are Available Using Lasers?
Our dentists can use lasers to perform a wide range of treatments and procedures. A laser can:
- Reshape gums
- Remove diseased gum tissue
- Perform biopsies
- Remove benign tumors
- Treat infections
- Reduce TMJ swelling
- Reduce tooth sensitivity
- Treat canker and cold sores
How Does Laser Teeth Whitening Work?
Lasers can help activate the bleaching agent which whitens teeth. They make the process faster and more effective. You’ll love the sparkling white smile you can get at our dental office.
How Does Laser Teeth Cleaning Work?
Traditional teeth cleanings involve scraping away plaque and tartar with scrapers and picks. Our dentist can use a hard tissue laser to clean your teeth faster and more efficiently. We find this option much better, as some of our patients don’t like the traditional teeth cleaning procedure and avoid it. Teeth cleanings are so important for reducing your chance of developing cavities and gum disease. With lasers, more patients can have their teeth professionally cleaned every six months and enjoy better dental health.
What Is Laser Gum Surgery?
If you need periodontal (gum) surgery, laser surgery can be an option. Unlike traditional gum surgery, your dentist won’t need a scalpel and you won’t need sutures. Since lasers only destroy damaged gum tissue, there’s less gum recession and you’re left with a healthier, more natural looking smile. If you’re interested in periodontal surgery with a fast healing time and considerably less discomfort during the healing process, contact our office to discuss your options.
What Is Laser Cavity Removal?
Lasers are very precise instruments, allowing your dentist to preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. Lasers are virtually painless compared to drills; you shouldn’t need anesthesia. The needle and drilling noise, which are the parts most people dread the most, are eliminated. There’s no reason to put off having a cavity filled anymore.
How Are Laser Fillings Done?
When you get a composite tooth filling, it will restore the shape and color of your tooth. Lasers can harden or cure the filling in a fraction of the time it normally takes. Laser-cured fillings are stronger than traditional composite fillings and they tend to last longer.
At our dental practice, we are excited about revolutionary laser dentistry. It offers our patients numerous benefits, but the more important benefit is that individuals who put off dental work until it becomes an emergency now won’t hesitate to call us. We would rather treat a cavity painlessly than tell someone they need a root canal.
Please phone our office if you would like to take advantage of laser dental care. A laser may seem straight out of a sci-fi movie, but they have been in use since the 1990s. Only a small percentage of dentists offer laser treatments; we’re proud to be one of them.