Although laser dentistry has been deemed safe for public usage since 1990, it hasn’t been until recent years with advancements to both dentistry and laser technology that these treatment options have become an extremely popular option. In the last few years, laser dentistry has actually superseded many traditional dentistry options, making many treatment options much more effective, precise and comfortable. Laser dentistry utilizes intense beams of light which are projected by the dental laser. Laser dentistry can be used for a range of treatments, including tooth preparation, soft tissue reshaping, frenectomies and much more. Not quite sure laser dentistry is your best option? Feel free to schedule a consultation with the Center for Adult Dental Care. We would be happy to discuss laser dentistry and why it is a good option for your smile and overall oral health.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
When it comes to performing dental procedures, there are many benefits to utilizing laser dentistry. These benefits include:
- Quicker healing.
- Faster tissue regeneration.
- Reduced bleeding during treatment.
- Reduced risk of infection.
- Preserves more natural tooth.
- Reduced bleeding post-treatment.
- Decreased need for anesthesia.
- Decreased need for stitches or sutures.
- Kill bacteria around the treatment site.
Using Lasers in Dentistry
When it comes to using lasers in dentistry, there are quite a few applications for it. Which include:
- Tooth preparation has typically been done with a drill, requiring quite a bit of modification to the structure of the tooth. Lasers eliminate the need for any drilling and can also reduce the need for local anesthetic.
- Soft tissue reshaping used to require cutting of the tissue, resulting in quite a bit of bleeding and discomfort. With laser dentistry, this tissue can be removed and cauterized at the same time, improving recovery time while also decrease bleeding and complications.
- Frenectomies can be easily performed with laser dentistry, allowing patients speech and ability to eat to be improved.
- Teeth whitening can also be performed using laser dentistry, increasing the activity of the chemicals in the whitening solution. Laser dentistry can make teeth whitening quicker and more effective.
- Biopsies can also be done using laser dentistry, allowing greater precision and less bleeding and discomfort following the procedure.