Lasers offer an effective option for patients
Although laser dental treatments may sound like the wave of the future, they have actually been in use for nearly 30 years. During that time, the experts have been able to weigh in on the positives and negatives of considering laser treatments over traditional methods for certain dental procedures.
As of this time, not all dental procedures can be done with a laser. Some of the most common laser treatments include treating mouth ulcers and cold sores, trimming gum tissue, exposing partially erupted wisdom teeth and speeding up the teeth-whitening process.
According to the American Dental Association, all lasers used in dental facilities have been approved by the FDA and are safe for use. The technicians who use them have been well-trained and know exactly what they’re doing.
The people who can most benefit from the use of lasers in dentistry are the many men, women and children who suffer from fear and anxiety when contemplating dental treatment. That’s because one of the main advantages to lasers in dentistry is that lasers reduce the use of some of the standard tools that cause anxiousness.
“Dentists may not need to use a drill or administer anesthesia in some procedures, allowing the patient to enjoy a more relaxed dental experience.”—Academy of General Dentistry
In addition, lasers are also more precise than some traditional methods and can help to reduce the amount of bacteria present during the procedure. With such benefits, more dental practices will doubtless turn to their use. To learn more about the lasers used in our practice, visit our website.
If you have questions regarding whether or not laser dental treatment is right for you, or if you would like to hear more about our services, please feel free to contact us. We look forward to serving you.