When it comes to laser dentistry, two words come to mind: painless and precise. Dental advancement makes it easy to shape and remove tissue with more comfort for both the dentist and the patient. But what is laser dentistry all about? Let’s take a closer look at the benefits and uses of laser technology in dentistry:
Primarily, laser use lessens the amount of swelling and bleeding during a procedure. Lasers make little noise, soothing patient anxiety, reduce the amount of anesthetics needed, and also minimize the time for surgery to be completed with reduced healing time.
Lasers use tightly controlled light to cut and cauterize. The tight band of light provides much more accuracy than a traditional blade and can be used for many procedures.
Root Canal, Crown Lengthening, and Gum Disease
If you’re suffering from infected gums, it’s time to see the dentist! Lasers aid in the use of gum tissue removal, preventing bacteria spreading and causing further damage. Similarly, during a root canal, a laser helps remove the bacteria that infected a tooth’s pulp and roots. Lastly, lasers help remove overgrown tissue to reveal more of the tooth’s structure for crown lengthening and a better smile.
Tooth Decay and Wisdom Teeth
When plaque builds up on a tooth, decay forms. Laser dentistry precisely removes decay, saving more of the healthy tooth around it. Once decay has been removed, the tooth is ready for a filling. The laser is then used to help fuse the filling and tooth!
Discolored teeth? No problem! First, a bleaching solution is applied to your teeth. Then a laser is used to quickly activate the whitening gel, boosting its effects!
Biopsy and Tissue Lesions/Ulcers
Lasers help dentists carefully remove small tissues for a biopsy. Lasers can also be used to remove lesions and seal bothersome ulcers such as canker sores.
At Premier Dental Associates of Lower Manhattan we want our FiDi patients to feel as comfortable as possible. With the use of laser light technology, we do just that! If you are feeling any tooth/gum discomfort or would like to learn more about our teeth whitening services, please contact us at 212-587-0202.