Laser dentistry is a type of dental treatment that uses lasers instead of traditional tools. Lasers are more precise, making dental procedures more comfortable and less invasive. They can come in handy for a wide range of oral health needs. They can be used for root canals, tooth whitening, and more.
Laser dentistry offers numerous benefits that include:
Laser dentistry is minimally invasive. This means the dentist won’t need to cut or drill into your teeth. The laser will direct energy into your dental plan for specific periods of time. The laser will heat and vaporize any infected or diseased tissues. It will also sterilize your dental plan.
Laser dentistry is perfect for patients who don’t like needles. Lasers use light energy to remove decay instead of using a dental drill gently. Laser therapy is very precise, which means less of your natural tooth structure needs to be removed.
If you’ve never had a cavity filled before, you may not know what to expect. Traditional fillings are done with drills, and many people find the sound of the drill frightening. With laser dentistry, there are no drills. Instead, the laser is used to remove the diseased tissue from the tooth.
Laser dentistry eliminates the risk of heat affecting sensitive soft tissue. They can also help patients who suffer from dental anxiety because they prevent gagging. Because lasers work without vibration or friction, you’ll experience little to no pain or discomfort.
Lasers can also kill bacteria in the mouth, so patients are less likely to suffer from an infection. In addition, the laser’s sterilization and disinfection abilities reduce the risk of periodontal disease.
Instead of feeling pain during a laser treatment, patients typically feel some warmth or vibration. These sensations generally subside quickly, so most patients are back to their normal activities immediately.
After your treatment, you can get a much faster healing time without any cutting or stitches. It also eliminates the need for anesthesia in most cases.
Laser dentistry requires less bleeding and swelling than traditional procedures. Lasers target specific tissues, so patients experience less bleeding and swelling. Patients can usually return to their normal activities on the same day as dental treatment.
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