What is Laser Dentistry?
In laser dentistry, dentists use lasers to perform dental procedures. As a matter of fact, these lasers allow for dentists to perform with great precision, few complications and very little pain for the patient. Lasers are versatile tools that dentists can use in the following dental procedures:
Benefits Of Laser Dentistry
For one thing, laser dentistry has some benefits over traditional dentistry. Overall, these benefits may include:
- Minimal or no need for anesthetic
- Little or no bleeding
- Faster treatment time
- Reduction in bacterial infections
- Less post-operative pain and swelling
- Less damage to surrounding tissue
- Reduced need for medications or antibiotics after treatment
Types Of Laser Services offered
It is important to realize that different dental treatments require the use of different types of lasers. The two most common types of lasers that dentists use are:
Hard-tissue lasers are used to cut into teeth and bone with great accuracy. As a result, they are often used to shape teeth for composite bonding, remove small amounts of tooth material, and repair dental fillings.
Soft-tissue lasers, on the other hand, are able to kill bacteria and activate the regrowth of tissues. Under those circumstances, periodontists commonly use this type of laser in procedures for treatment of the gums.
We also use other types of lasers to view the insides of teeth to detect cavities and other internal teeth-related issues.
Generally speaking, many patients find laser dentistry preferable to traditional dentistry. With soft-tissue laser procedures, patients have also found that pain and swelling are greatly reduced. Coupled with the laser beam’s accuracy, causing minimal damage to surrounding areas of tissue, we are able to perform several procedures during a single appointment, resulting in fewer dental visits.