How Laser Dentistry Can Help You
Laser dentistry is at the forefront of emerging technologies that are making dentistry far more palatable for many people. Many people would rather live with cavities, dental decay, and even more serious conditions than visit the dentist. Lasers now make many patients feel more comfortable going to the dentist!
This is good news for people who have anxiety about dental visits. Lasers are used to remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for receipt of the filling.
Lasers are used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during root canal procedures. They can be used to remove a small piece of tissue (called a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer. Lasers are also used to remove lesions in the mouth and relieve the pain of canker sores.
In addition, lasers are used to speed up in-office teeth whitening procedures. A peroxide bleaching solution, applied to the tooth surface, is ‘’activated” by laser energy, which speeds up of the whitening process.
Laser Dentistry Is Pain-Free
Another significant advantage of laser dentistry is the fact that it has virtually no discomfort associated with it. Ironically, in studies, it has been shown that 75 percent of patients claimed to experience no pain at all when undergoing regular dental treatment. This is not surprising given the range of modern tools available that are used to ensure that the patient experiences no discomfort.
Yet the majority of patients who do not want to visit the dentist or procrastinate about making an appointment state that discomfort is the major reason why they do not want to visit the dentist.
With laser dentistry, there is virtually no discomfort with the treatment at all. Laser dentistry uses a laser light beam and water, which fuse together to remove decay, tissue, old fillings, and other things that need removal without causing damage to the tissues itself. This revolutionary technology can even help to whiten discolored teeth, alleviate the symptoms of gum disease, fight gum recession and remove the decay from a bad tooth to prepare it for a filling. And best of all, there is no additional cost for treatment compared to traditional dental techniques.