by Robert Rapisarda
Dental technology has made major progress over the years, allowing dental care professionals to deliver state-of-the-art care that was never possible before. As x-rays go digital and dental lab services are starting to move on-site in compact milling units, it may not come as a shock that lasers are playing a more integral role in delivering advanced dental care. Yet many patients have misconceptions concerning the role of lasers at the dentist’s office.
The team at our Barre and Worcester cosmetic dentistry center would like to take a look at the basics and the benefits of laser dentistry treatment right now. You may be surprised at all laser dentistry can do for you.
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry refers to the use of lasers at a dental practice. When you visit our laser and cosmetic dentistry practice in Barre, MA, we will be more than happy to discuss all of the laser technology we use.
Applications for Laser Dentistry
Lasers can be used for many different kinds of procedures, including diagnostic care, hard tissue treatment, soft tissue treatment, and enhanced dental bleaching. You’ll see from the following advantages of laser dentistry that these applications can greatly enhance your overall dental health as well as the appearance of your smile.
Advantage: Improved Care
When it comes to Worcester teeth whitening, many bleaching systems are enhanced thanks to the use of laser light. This laser light technology helps activate deep-penetrating whitening agents, making your smile brighter than ever before. These professional teeth whitening treatments are far more effective than the whitening kits that you can buy over the counter.
Advantage: Enhanced Soft Tissue Treatments
In the past, scalpels were the norm for addressing gums and other soft tissues in the mouth. Lasers allow for greater accuracy during the treatment of soft tissues. What’s more, lasers cauterize as they cut, meaning less pain and bleeding for patients, as well as improved recovery experience. This all means quicker healing times and less need for anesthetic.
Advantage: Enhanced Hard Tissue Treatments
If you’re getting a cavity filled or having major restoration work done, you probably won’t be seeing the drill anytime soon at a laser dentistry practice. Lasers are able to penetrate teeth and other hard tissues in the mouth just as well as soft tissues. And unlike drills, the lasers will produce no whirring sound and will not create heat from friction. This is thanks to the use of water in conjunction with the laser.
Advantage: Accurate Diagnosis
Lasers can also be used to detect cavities and the most minute bits of tooth decay. A safe laser light will bounce off the surfaces of your teeth in order to provide accurate information regarding the strength and structures of each individual tooth. Used in combination with advanced digital radiography, dentists are able to give patients the best and safest general and preventative care possible.
Learn More About Advanced Dental Care Treatment
For more information about laser dentistry and other state-of-the-art options for advanced dental care, we encourage you to contact our Barre cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible dental health.