Three most important things you need to know about Laser Dentistry

Three most important things you need to know about Laser Dentistry

Posted by Dr. Lee Nov 20, 2021

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Are you aware that nearly half of American adults avoid visiting their dentist due to fear and anxiety about getting dental treatment? Should you also be among those people, who get terrified by the sound of the dental drill and you would prefer a more comfortable and anxious-free dental experience, you might consider looking for a Burien dentist, who offers laser dentistry.

Here are the three most important things you need to know about laser dentistry:

What is laser dentistry?

Dental lasers are special type of lasers, designed for use in oral surgery. They produce a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. If used for fixing a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth. Lasers can also be used in teeth whitening procedures, where the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth-bleaching agents.

What is the application of dental lasers?

Nowadays, lasers have become a great addition to the field of dentistry. They allow dentists to perform a lot of procedures without bleeding, scalpels, needles, or sutures. 

Most popular laser dentistry procedures include:

  • Gum disease treatment
  • Gum contouring and reshaping
  • Cavity treatment
  • Periodontal therapy

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Some of the key benefits of laser dentistry include:

  • Little to no bleeding during the treatment due to conservative cutting
  • Faster healing and regeneration of the tissue
  • Minimal post-op swelling
  • Reduced risk of damage of healthy tissue
  • Reduced risk of bacterial infections
  • Allowing for many procedures to be performed without anesthesia
  • Dental treatment is performed with more accuracy and precision 

Laser dentistry delivers great results with minimum or almost no risk for damaging healthy tissues. However, its potential rests significantly in the dentist’s professionalism and expertise.

Should you be resident of Burien, you can make use of this efficient technology and benefit from the professional advice of Dr. Lee from Burien Family Dental Care.

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