Have You Heard Of Laser Dentistry?
Created on July 15, 2016
Of course you know that a laser is a beam of light – not quite as dramatic as a Light Saber in the hands of Luke Skywalker – but today’s dental lasers are highly effective in treating many dental conditions. The lasers have been approved by the FDA and are safe for use on adults and children. Laser dentistry is trending as a painless way to vaporize cavities, whiten teeth, bond filling materials and correct periodontal problems. Surgical lasers are more accurate than a drill or scalpel, allowing the dentist to conserve tooth and bone.
Lasers eliminate painful drilling and can help ease dental fear. Laser dentistry has revolutionized dental care; procedures are performed in a comfortable way – you will hardly notice you are having work done. The laser eliminates the common reasons people are fearful: vibration, pressure and heat, and many people do not require anesthesia when lasers are used.
Laser technology is extremely accurate. The light is very thin, making precise incisions possible. When treating tooth decay, the laser is gentler to the surrounding gum tissues, making recovery times much shorter.
Treating periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most significant advances in laser dentistry. When left untreated, periodontal disease can result in bone and tooth loss, so it’s early treatment is critical. Traditionally, treatment of gum disease involved pulling the gum tissue away from the teeth and removing the bacteria, tartar and plaque with a metal tool. Laser dentistry has revolutionized this procedure by using light. The procedure is non-invasive – which is its most appealing aspect.
Lasers can also be used to whiten teeth by activating a whitening solution that is placed on your teeth. This procedure is much faster than if you tried to whiten your teeth at home. The results are remarkable and the procedure is safe.
We strive to stay at the cutting-edge of dental procedures and are delighted to be able to offer laser dentistry to our friends in Springfield. Call to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Peck, today, to discuss the many ways laser dentistry can work for you: (413) 781-7645.