What Is Laser Dentistry?
A laser is an instrument that produces a narrow but powerful beam of light energy. This light can sterilize, cauterize and shape the tissues in your mouth, opening doors for innovative gum and tooth treatments.
Here at Clayton Dental, we utilize laser dentistry to provide safe and painless oral health therapies to patients with tooth decay, inflamed gums, overgrown gum tissues. Gone are the days of waiting for anesthetics to kick in, as laser dentistry can reliably treat a host of dental maladies without causing any pain.
Laser Dentistry For Restoration Purposes
Dental lasers provide an alternative to traditional drilling procedures for fillings. When a hard-tissue laser vaporizes the decay in the tooth, it targets the deteriorated structure and leaves the surrounding healthy tissue alone. In this way, we can painlessly and safely remove bacteria in the diseased area of the teeth—without the use of anesthetics. Once your teeth are ready, we can inject the filling material, and then you’re done! No more shots, no more drills, no more dental anxiety.
Because dental lasers allow us to treat patients in a minimally invasive way, there is significantly less bleeding involved with laser treatment in comparison to traditional gum and restoration procedures.
Dental lasers heal tissue as they work, which means that you will spend less time worrying about your wounds and more time showing off your healthy smile.
Lower Risk of Infection
Any surgery comes with the risk of infection, as open wounds can host bacteria and other infectious materials. Dental lasers cauterize the wounds, which reduces susceptibility to infection.
Reduced Discomfort Post-Surgery
Laser use will significantly reduce pain, swelling and bruising after treatment, therefore often eliminating the need for postoperative painkillers.
Less Time in the Dental Chair
Lasers offer levels of precision unmatched by traditional methods. Because we can attack problems more directly with dental lasers, you’ll be in and out in what seems like no time at all.
Laser Dentistry For Dental Implants
Dental implants have become the standard of care for tooth loss treatment, as they offer numerous health benefits that other options simply do not. By incorporating laser dentistry into our dental implant procedures, we’re able to reduce the risk of surgery complications like infection, swelling and bleeding. Lasers lower the possibility of infection, the amount of bleeding and the levels of discomfort post-surgery, making them a natural supplement to dental implant surgery.
Learn more about the ways in which laser dentistry can revolutionize your dental experience. Without anesthesia, dental lasers can clear out tooth decay, diseased tissues and prepare your teeth for acrylic fillings. And the best part? It’s virtually painless! Contact us today to talk to one of our talented representatives about scheduling your consultation.