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What Can Laser Dentistry Do For You?

Published on April 7th, 2016

Laser Dentistry Bloomingdale, West Loop, ChicagoThere are a variety of uses for lasers in modern dentistry. They can be used as tools for cutting, for vaporizing tissue, whitening, and for strengthening the bond between fillings and teeth. There are several benefits to using lasers in dentistry, including that they often cause less pain than other more conventional tools. They also cause less residual damage to areas surrounding the site treated and minimize bleeding, wounds, and infections. Patients often feel less anxiety with dental lasers than drills, because lasers do not produce as much sound. Lasers can also offer a level of precision that other tools may not be able to. They can be used in procedures that deal with either teeth or the gums.

Surgical Dentistry

Surgical applications of lasers in dentistry often involve the lasers cutting through tissue. For example, lasers may be used in reshaping gums or bone to expose healthier parts of a tooth. This particular procedure is called “crown lengthening”. Lasers use intense light energy to vaporize unwanted or unhealthy tissue—be it gum tissue or hard tissue like teeth and bone. They are especially useful in killing bacteria and removing tooth decay to prepare enamel for fillings.

Non Surgical Dentistry

There are also nonsurgical options for laser usage in dentistry. For example, lasers may be used to expedite tooth-whitening by using a solution that is activated by the laser. When curing fillings, lasers are used to help strengthen the bond between filling and tooth. Lasers may also be used for simply viewing tooth and gum tissue. Sometimes, a dentist will use lasers to help remedy cold sores or help with nerve regeneration. For these types of non-surgical procedures, less powerful lasers are employed.

WaterLase

WaterLase is a technology that uses water, laser, and air to perform dental procedures. The WaterLase dental laser keeps the tooth hydrated while performing treatments. It is among the most precise methods of laser dentistry on the market. It is also among the most painless. Rarely do you even need an anesthetic for procedures that utilize WaterLase.

Laser dentistry is a cutting-edge and exciting field of dentistry. It has a lot of benefits and is one of the most patient-preferred methods available. However, it is not necessarily the right choice for everyone or every procedure, so make sure to consult with your dentist to make sure that laser dentistry is the right choice for you and your mouth.

Interested in getting more information about Laser dentistry procedures or the options you have? Contact Pure Dental Spa today to discover how we can help make your smile beautiful with the least amount of discomfort on your part!

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