Laser dentistry has been around for over 30 years. It’s a way of using light energy to treat various dental conditions, including decay, hypersensitivity, gum disease, and more. LASER stands for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.”
At Station Dental, we stay up to date with all the latest in the world of dentistry. It’s important to learn and invest in new technologies and techniques that can help our patients. We’ve been working with laser dentistry for a long time, so our dentists have the necessary experience.
Laser dentistry has made treating plenty of dental conditions easier. We can use lasers to diagnose and identify new cavities as the laser can pick-up dental decay. Before placing a filling, we can use laser dentistry to clean cavities instead of using regular tools and local anesthesia. Tooth sensitivity is often due to tubules found on the tooth’s root. These tubules can be sealed using laser dentistry to treat sensitivity.
Apart from conditions affecting the teeth, laser dentistry is valuable in treating other oral conditions. It can be used in a frenectomy to free the tongue from frenulum attachment. Patients with gummy smiles or those who need crown lengthening are also good candidates for laser dentistry. We’ll need to examine your dental status and determine if you’re a good candidate for laser dentistry first.
Whenever new tools are developed in medicine and dentistry, their goal is to make the patient’s life better. Why else would a dentist recommend laser dentistry or any other new procedure over traditional procedures?
Laser dentistry is less traumatic to teeth, thereby decreasing the need for sutures. Bleeding is also minimal with laser dentistry as the laser promotes blood clot formation. Anesthesia isn’t always required with laser dentistry, and healing is faster.
Infection is a risk in almost all procedures. With laser dentistry, we can minimize the risk of infections. The laser sterilizes the field and decreases the potential for bacterial contamination. Finally, the surrounding tissues will be relatively safe from damage when laser dentistry is used.