About Laser Dentistry

About Laser Dentistry

July 31, 2018

Many don’t keep up with the advancements in dental care, but this medical field moves rather quickly. New dental technology being developed gives dentists the ability to provide more efficient care to their patients with less pain. One of the newest forms of Dentistry being used in more and more dental offices around the country are laser treatments. Laser services allow the patient to be more comfortable, and dentist to be more precise. To find out more about what laser dentistry is and why you might look for a dental practice that offers it, continue reading.

What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry literally utilizes the energy from a light source known as a laser to cut through the tissue that needs to be removed. While it sounds painful, most laser treatments are nearly painless, circumventing the need for anesthesia and causing less bleeding than other dental instruments in the past. This type of dentistry gives the dentist more precision during procedures such as cosmetic dentistry, tooth decay removal, and even gum disease treatment. For those patients out there, that find themselves with dental anxiety, laser dentistry means no more drills. This tends to relax patients and makes them more eager to see the dentist.

Just a few forms of laser dentistry are used in the following ways:

  • Gum Removal: Lasers can painlessly remove tissue, hence being utilized to remove and trim down portions of your gums.
  • Cold and canker sores: These sores can be painful, and laser treatments can reduce the pain while removing the tissue to help these heal faster.
  • Removing tooth decay: In the treatment of cavities, we will need to remove all of the damaged parts of your tooth. While this is traditionally done with the drill, the use of a laser can be more precise and will keep the integrity of the healthy parts of your teeth.
  • Gum disease: Lasers can remove the infected and damaged pieces of gum tissue that eventually are symptoms of gum disease. With the removal of these parts of the gum, the healthier parts can reconnect to clean teeth.

Why Do I Want It?

If you’re interested in the superior form of dentistry, feel free to give us a call to schedule a consultation at Dental Care of Morristown in Morristown, NJ. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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