Laser therapy in dentistry provides patients with a more comfortable dental treatment experience. Using laser dentistry, your dentist is able to deliver a precise treatment that is more comfortable, quicker, and provides more stunning results.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
• No-injection, no-anesthesia, no-drill fillings!
Lasers can also be used to remove decay in a comfortable, minimally invasive way. Special lasers are used without numbing or using anesthesia to do a filling when the cavity is a safe distance from the nerve. Less tooth needs to be removed as the laser is calibrated to remove only the decay. This is a big hit with kids, as well as the adult patients who are fearful or experience “dread” of the dental drill. Another plus is the laser prepares your teeth in such a way that your tooth-colored fillings last longer.
• No anesthesia
Many dental procedures can be performed without anesthesia due to the precision of the laser.
• Complete comfort
There is none of the noise or vibration that a dental drill produces. Due to the laser’s precise nature, there is also little swelling, no bleeding (the laser seals the blood vessels and nerve endings) and little to no post-operative discomfort.
• Leaves healthy tooth structure in place
The laser’s pinpoint accuracy is precise enough that we can leave in place as much healthy tooth structure as possible, allowing you to keep your own teeth longer.
Procedures we can do with laser
Handle a Gummy Smile
Lasers are also used to modify gums and other soft tissue. We can painlessly improve smiles with the newer, more advanced “Gum Lift”. Gummy Smiles can be treated painlessly and the improvements to your appearance are amazing.
During Orthodontic treatment
Lasers are also used during orthodontic (teeth straightening) treatment to control gum swelling and improve the shape of the gums following braces. Sometimes, over the months and years of wearing braces, gums become unattractively thick, bulbous and poorly shaped.
It has been said that a smile is like a painting. The teeth are the painting, the gums are the frame. Take a look at some of your favorite actors or actresses in the magazines and notice how perfect the gums frame their beautiful smiles. Using dental lasers, you can have this kind of beautiful smile by shaping your gums.
Many in-office whitening systems use lasers for teeth whitening. A bleaching agent is applied to the tooth and the laser energy enhances and speeds up the bleaching process.
Cold Sore Treatment
Dental lasers can dramatically speed up the healing of cold sores and reduce the pain they cause. In some cases the cold sore may not come back.
Using our hydrokinetic lasers—lasers that energize water droplets to gently wash away decay—we can make root canals more comfortable and at the same time more thorough and effective.
Dental Implant placement
With the laser we stimulate cells to generate bone faster and thus integrate dental implants reliably and faster.
A cavitation is a hole in the bone where a tooth has been extracted and the bone has not filled in properly. Inside a cavitation, bacteria flourish and deviant cells multiply. After an extraction, we can use a laser to make sure the socket is completely healed.