Increasing Patient Comfort With Laser Dentistry
After years of use in other medical fields, lasers are starting to be used in routine and specialized dental procedures. Lasers are tremendously precise tool that allow dentists to focus on the exact area of treatment. They also minimize the need for anaesthetics and shorten recovery times.
Lasers are used in a wide range of dental procedures. For preparing fillings lasers can replace the drill, which for many patients is a source of anxiety. With precision and accuracy, lasers can prepare teeth with little or no freezing. Multiple procedures can be performed in one visit.
Hard Tissue Laser Dentistry Procedures
Cavity Detector: Low intensity soft tissue dental lasers may be used for the early detection of cavities
Dental Fillings/Tooth Preparation: Hard tissue dental lasers may eliminate the need for a local anesthetic injection and the traditional dental drill. Lasers used in dental filling procedures are capable of killing bacteria located in a cavity, potentially leading to improved long term tooth restorations.
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Procedures
Soft tissue procedures done with lasers require minimal anaesthetic. Because lasers act with such precision, cutting of tissues is more exact, meaning less trauma to surrounding tissue. The high-energy beam of the laser acts as a coagulant, reducing or eliminating bleeding. The laser’s beam also sterilizes the area which minimizes the chance of bacterial infection.
Periodontal Treatment: The intense energy in a laser has been proven to kill bacteria in gum pockets, making lasers ideal for treating periodontal disease.
Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (soft tissue) and bone (hard tissue) to expose healthier tooth structure.
Gummy Smile: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to improve the appearance of a gummy smile. Cold Sores: Dental lasers reduce pain associated with cold sores and minimize healing time.
Laser dentistry is an affordable, less invasive treatment option that offers patients greater comfort during and after major dental procedures. Ask us today about the laser treatments we offer in our dental practice in Mitchell ON.