What Is Laser Dentistry?

What Is Laser Dentistry?

The technology for helping keep your smile its best is growing and changing all the time.

If you’ve heard your dentist talk about laser dentistry, you may be wondering what that means and why you would want to pick this method of dentistry.

Simply put, laser dentistry uses lasers to treat a variety of dental conditions. This method has plenty of benefits, including faster healing times, less pain, and limited bleeding.

Why Use Lasers?

While you might be excited to have a laser light show in your mouth, you also might be a little nervous. There’s no need to worry: laser dentistry is safe and reliable, and there are plenty of other benefits, too.

Procedures take less time: The use of lasers allows the dentist to be even more precise, and helps you spend less time in the dentist’s chair.

Less discomfort: Dental procedures can be uncomfortable. With laser dentistry, you can expect to feel less pain and experience less bleeding.

Less anxiety: Many people experience dental anxiety. Laser dentistry helps reduce this because of it removes one of the main concerns anxiety-suffers have: drilling.

What Can Laser Dentistry Treat?

Gum Disease

Periodontal gum disease is something that develops over time and affects the soft tissue in your mouth. In addition to being painful, your gums may become swollen and start bleeding. As gum disease worsens, it can lead to other health conditions such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Using laser dentistry, gum disease can be removed and other health conditions can be prevented.

Overgrown Gums

While overgrown gums are something you may be born with, they can also lead to the deterioration of your teeth. One of the most common complaints we hear about overgrown gums is how it affects your smile. Laser dentistry can help remove extra gums comfortably and precisely – a much better option than the previous method, which included using a scalpel.

Tooth Damage

The sound of the drill at the dentist is one many people know well, but if your dentist uses laser dentistry, that noise is a thing of the past. Now, a hard tissue laser is used to help prepare your teeth for restorations. In addition to being less noisy, you’ll also notice less grit and less pain.

Visit Us in Kanata

Ready to experience the difference laser dentistry makes? Visit Dr. Stevens in Kanata, Ontario. We will take care of you and your smile in the most precise, painless way. To schedule an appointment, visit our website or call today at 613.271.7091.

 

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