Patients experience a range of benefits from laser dentistry. Laser dentistry has revolutionized the way dentist perform many dental treatments. The advantages of laser dental treatments include:
- Less pain
- Promotes natural regeneration of tissue
- Less bleeding
- Less gum loss
- Less sensitivity
- Less swelling
- Very little downtime
- Less chance of infection
A safe and effective treatment
The laser can be used to replace many surgical soft tissue procedures, or it can be used in conjunction with other dental instruments and procedures to enhance and improve them.
What is a laser?
A laser is an instrument that works by delivering energy in the form of an intense beam of light.
When the laser beam comes in contact with soft tissue, it causes a reaction. When used for surgical procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument to remove and reshape tissue. Lasers have been available for use in dentistry for almost 20 years, but the laser units were cost prohibitive and too cumbersome until recently. We are pleased to now be able to bring this valuable technology to our patients.