Your dentist is always looking for ways to make your experience more comfortable and more convenient.Laser dentistry can do both of these, making it one of the most exciting new advances in dentistry.Ask your dentist how lasers can help you get a healthy mouth and a beautiful smile.
Lasers offer a minimally invasive and often painless alternative to surgical procedures as well as the treatment of various other dental conditions such as gum disease.
What is laser dentistry?
Traditional dentistry uses metal instruments and rotary tools on teeth and gums.Dental lasers use special, highly focused beams of light to perform procedures on teeth and gums, sometimes accompanied by water or air suction to keep the area clean and cool.Your dentist has been specifically trained to use these lasers to perform dental procedures, often making the experience more comfortable for the patient, with fewer visits and less recovery time.
What are the advantages of laser dentistry?
There is often no need to use a drill for repairing tooth decay and placing a filling
Laser dentistry can often be performed without anesthesia, so you may not even need a needle
Gums surgery can be performed quickly, with less appointments, fast healing and no needles
Lasers can increase the strength of dental fillings and bonding
Post operative sensitivity can be reduced
Lasers can be used to thoroughly disinfect teeth and soft tissue
Children can be treated without drills and needles
Less pain and rapid healing for many procedures
Is laser dentistry right for me?What procedures can it do?
Your dentist can explain how the lasers work and which procedures they are appropriate for in your circumstances.Lasers are often used to assist in the following procedures:
Most filling creation and replacements
Gum surgery, including gingevectomy to correct a gummy smile and procedures to heal gum disease
Removal of oral lesions
Some biopsies in the mouth
Dentistry for children
Treat cold sores and mouth ulcers
Harden dental bonding and fillings
Certain in-office whitening procedures
Is laser dentistry safe?
Laser dentistry is extremely safe and has been approved by the American Dental Association for many dental procedures.