We are fortunate enough to live in the age of laser dentistry! Laser dentistry makes various dental procedures more precise and less painful.
This innovative dental technique utilizes intense beams of light instead of drills or scalpels. The dental laser can be used for a wide variety of routine treatments.
Laser dentistry has given thousands of patients the motivation and sense of peace that they needed to receive general or cosmetic dental procedures. If you want a better smile, but are fearful of pain, bleeding, or long recovery times, laser dentistry may be the solution for you.
The FDA approved laser dentistry as a safe and effective treatment in 1990. Some of the benefits of laser dentistry include:
Conservative | The dental laser damages far less healthy tissue than traditional tools do.
Increased Comfort | Skip the scalpels and sutures. The high intensity beams of light are less painful than traditional methods.
Faster Healing | The tissue will regenerate more quickly, so that your recovery time is shorter than ever.
Reduced Bleeding | Because there is no cutting and no sutures involved with laser dentistry, you can expect little to no bleeding during or after treatment.
Lower Risk | Bacterial infection is always a concern after dental procedures, but laser dentistry is so clean and accurate that it significantly reduces your risk for post-procedure infection.
Less Anesthesia | While local anesthesia and nitrous oxide are still options for laser dentistry procedures, many patients find these measures unnecessary with the laser. Laser dentistry is already quite comfortable naturally.
Laser Dentistry Procedures
The dental laser can be used in the following ways, amongst others:
- Tooth preparation before a dental restoration
- Reshaping or eliminating soft tissue
- Tumor removal
- Tooth whitening
When you choose laser dentistry at our practice, you can expect a comfortable, successful procedure, and minimal healing time. To learn more about laser dentistry, please give us a call today!