Laser dentistry has come to play an integral role in advanced dental care procedures. Lasers use light to deliver energy. They work particularly well for dental work because infrared light is easily absorbed by water and gum tissue is composed largely of water.
By implementing lasers into dental procedures, dentists can eliminate the heat, pressure, and vibration that are the principal causes of pain in conventional dental care. This means less need for anesthesia, less shots, and an overall more comfortable experience for dental patients.
Lasers have the ideal precision to be used in a variety of dental procedures, concerning hard or soft tissue. This enhanced accuracy can be used to target and remove tooth decay with minimal effect to surrounding tissue. This helps to preserve the tooth structure you were born with to keep your smile both radiant and natural. The easily concentrated and controlled release of heat from lasers also makes treating gum disease quick and painless. This heat can be used to kill bacteria and reshape gums during such procedures like a root canal. Lasers can also be used in biopsies to remove small portions of tissue for examination. They also provide a way to speed up professional teeth whitening processes. Lasers provide a fast and easy whitening procedure by activating the peroxide bleaching solution that is applied to the surfaces of the teeth. Laser technology is a very versatile tool that dental professionals can implement into a wide range of cosmetic and general dental procedures for optimized comfort and results.
One of the primary benefits of laser dentistry is reduced trauma. The traditional dental drill can cause fractures and cracks in teeth that may lead to further dental problems in the future. However, lasers have the accuracy to effectively cut or treat both soft and hard tissue without causing damage to healthy tissue. The precise and conservative cutting ability of dental lasers also reduces the bleeding and swelling that is characteristic of many soft tissue procedures. In any procedure, lasers help to minimize post-operative pain and the need for pain medication. The trauma prevented by the use of laser dentistry is not just physical. Invasive dental procedures, shots, and traditional dental drilling can be daunting and scary for many patients. With lasers, procedures are much faster, easier, and less painful. This puts many patients at ease, allowing them to have the relaxed and pleasant dental experience they deserve.
At Lynn Dental Care, we offer laser dentistry in a variety of procedures, including gum disease treatment, exposing implants, mouth ulcer treatment, frenectomy, and more. Your comfort and maximized results in general and cosmetic dentistry are important at Lynn Dental Care. If you have questions about how laser dentistry can be used in your dental care, contact Lynn Dental Care and allow us to use this cutting-edge technology to preserve your beautiful smile today.