Dental laser is extremely effective and least invasive tool a dentist can use to provide patients with top-notch dental care. Lasers can be used for a variety of procedures, including crown lengthening, cavity detection, fillings, crown lengthening, sterilization, gum re-sculpting, as well as root canals.
For surgical procedures, the laser acts as a vaporizer of tissue by delivering energy in the form of light. For curing a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the tooth and the filling. In teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of the bleaching agents.
Laser dentistry has become a preferred choice for most patients due to its very obvious pros over traditional dental drills. First and foremost, dental lasers promote overall patient comfort and reduce anxiety due to the fact that they don’t require anesthesia! They provide minimal damage to the surrounding tissue which in turn means less bleeding and post-operative swelling as well as reduction in overall healing time and NO need for pain medication.
Always ask your dentist if they provide laser dentistry in their office, you may just love going to your regular checkups after getting this upgrade.