LASER dental treatments
Laser Technology in Dentistry
LASER has many uses in today’s dental office. They are used for both hard and soft tissue procedures and can do things that we can’t accomplish with traditional therapies. LASER treatment benefits include reduced bleeding, swelling and postoperative pain. In addition laser offer more precise cutting capabilities than tradition methodologies.
Is this a new procedure?
LASERs have been in use in medicine and dentistry for many years.
Why does my dentist use a laser over other instruments?
LASERs are used because of the precise control they afford the dentist and the comfort they provide to patients. Laser performs many functions at once. Not only can a laser remove tissue but it can also be used to seal blood vessels and nerves’ endings reducing bleeding and postoperative pain and swelling. Patients also appreciate that many times a laser may be used with minimal or no anesthetic.
What about pain?
One of the biggest advantages of laser therapy is the fact that many times procedures can be performed with much less discomfort and postoperative pain than with conventional methods. This is due to the laser ability to seal off nerve endings and blood vessels and to be tissue specific during treatment.
How do I know if I need to have laser therapy?
While LASER has many uses in today’s dental office they are not used for every procedure. The dentist or the hygienist will decide if laser therapy is appropriate for your particular procedure.