Have you ever heard about a friend visiting the dentist only to have lasers used in his or her treatment? Or have you heard of a dentist advertising the benefits of laser dentistry? Do you ever wonder what said benefits could be, or if laser dentistry is even safe?
In fact, dentist have been employing lasers since the 90s, for procedures on both the gums and the teeth. To learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry—and whether or not you should consider lasers—please read on.
Lasers are extremely versatile. For example, lasers can activate the bleach used in teeth whitening to speed up the process. Similarly, with gum disease, your dentist will be able to shape and clean your gums. In fact, if you need to have a cavity filled, your dentist will be able to remove excess tooth decay and use the laser to help your filling dry more quickly.
However, even though lasers are very versatile, there are some patients who may benefit from this technology more than others. They can be particularly useful for patients who fear the dentist, because the use of lasers minimizes the need for stitches and anesthesia. In fact, treatments performed with lasers are generally painless.
If you are interested in learning more about laser dentistry, please feel free to contact us today. We are excited to hear from you.