Thanks to modern-day technology, we are pleased and proud to be able to offer you laser dentistry options at our dental office. Some dental procedures are potentially more painful than others. Laser dentistry techniques were designed to provide patients with more precise treatments and minimize pain during and after treatment.
When is Laser Dentistry Used?
Laser dentistry is most often used to finish up a root canal or to treat gum disease. In addition to these procedures, lasers have also been used to detect cavities or spot the beginnings of gum disease.
In addition to root canals and gum disease, lasers can be used to correct patients with gummy smiles. Someone with a smile such as this will have teeth that appear short because their gums have climbed far up the sides of their teeth. Treatment to fix this is known as gum contouring. In the past, dentists have used scalpels for gum contouring. Today, laser dentistry can be used instead, greatly simplifying and streamlining the process.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Patients who opt to use laser dentistry on certain procedures can expect benefits such as:
- Increased accuracy: Dental lasers make procedures simpler because of how accurate and precise they are.
- Easier procedure: Lasers can replace dental drills, making any needed dental procedure easier to undertake for the dentist and easier to experience for the patient.
- Less pain: Lasers minimize pain so that patients usually won’t be required to use or take local anesthesia. This is, of course, left to the discretion of the patient and the dentist.
- Reduced recovery time: Thanks to the ease of use, overall accuracy, and less invasive approach when used for dental procedures, patients who have undergone treatments using laser dentistry often recover faster and with less pain.
Call our office today to set up an appointment or for any questions you may have about laser dentistry. We look forward to helping you achieve your brightest, healthiest smile yet with the aid of laser dentistry!