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Four Things to Know About Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry is a great way to treat issues such as dental cavities and gum disease in a minimally invasive manner. However, many patients are still not entirely familiar with what laser dentistry is and the benefits it can offer. By learning more about laser dentistry, you can decide if treatment may be right for you.
Laser dentistry: four important things to know
The important things to know about laser dentistry are that it is used as an alternative to traditional treatment methods, has been approved by the FDA, is used for a variety of treatments, and can allow for a faster healing time. The following is a more in-depth look at each notable thing to know about laser dentistry.
Laser dentistry is often an alternative to drills and other dental tools
One of the main causes of dental anxiety and phobia is the sound and feel of dental drills and other dental instruments. This leads many to not pursue the treatment they know can benefit them. No patient should have to miss out on crucial dental care out of a fear of drills and painful procedures, and laser dentistry offers a quieter and less painful dental experience for the patient.
The dental lasers used have been approved by the FDA
Laser dentistry is relatively young when compared with traditional methods of performing certain procedures. This causes some patients to be concerned about laser dentistry. However, it is deemed a safe procedure and approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In fact, there are often fewer risks and less discomfort with laser dentistry than with traditional dental techniques.
Laser dentistry can treat a range of oral health concerns
One of the best things about laser dentistry is that it can be used to treat a variety of oral health concerns. Notable oral health concerns that laser dentistry can address include but is not limited to:
- Dental cavities
- Bone loss in the jaw
The dentist can discuss the pros and cons of traditional treatment methods for each one of these concerns vs. laser dentistry during a consultation visit. In general, laser dentistry offers a safe and far less invasive alternative to addressing these oral health concerns and more.
Laser dentistry allows for a faster healing process on average
On average, patients who choose laser dentistry enjoy a faster healing time than those who choose traditional methods of treatment. This is primarily because laser dentistry is less invasive, so there is less of a need to recover. In addition, laser dentistry allows for a much more targeted approach, so healthy soft tissue is not affected during treatment.
Speak with a member of our dental team about laser dentistry
We offer laser dentistry procedures here at our dental practice. This allows us to treat patients in a minimally invasive manner and with predictable and reliable treatment results. To learn more about laser dentistry and how it can benefit you, call our dental office today to arrange for a convenient visit.
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