Laser dentistry takes advantage of today’s advanced technology, making dental procedures even less invasive than before. At SmileCOS Dentistry, we are proud to offer this method of dentistry for our patients’ comfort and healing.
How Laser Dentistry Works
Laser dentistry stands for light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation. In other words, with the use of a laser light, we can alter the tissues in your mouth. We can treat issues with your teeth and gums without the use of drills and other invasive dental tools. This may even lessen the need for anesthetic or other numbing agents to ensure your comfort during your dental procedures.
Who is a Good Candidate for Laser Dentistry?
We commonly recommend our laser dentistry procedures for patients that have a fear of the dentist. The fears most patients have are due to the drills and other ‘loud’ or ‘invasive’ tools that we must use. Without the fear of needles or drills, patients can sit comfortably in our chair and let our dentists do the necessary work to heal their dental health issues.
Even if you do not have a fear of the dentist, though, laser dentistry offers faster healing times, which any patient can benefit from. Because we do not have to cut or drill as much with laser dentistry, your mouth’s tissues do not have to undergo trauma. There is also a lower risk of infection when there is less cutting, which means your oral health can improve quickly.
The Common Reasons for Laser Dentistry
We often use laser dentistry to remove decayed enamel, reshape gums infected with gingivitis, remove bacteria during a root canal, and remove small areas of tissue for a biopsy. We can also use laser dentistry for teeth whitening, helping to speed up the process of bleaching your teeth.
Laser Dentistry is a Great Accompaniment to Traditional Dentistry
Laser dentistry brings a lot to the table when it comes to helping our patients. In certain situations, though, we may have to use drills or administer a small amount of anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Lasers help alleviate some of the pain and excessive cutting or drilling that we have to do, but they have limitations as well.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If you have a fear of the dentist or you just do not like the anesthetic administered, talk to our staff. We may find that you are a great candidate for this non-invasive dental technique. If your dental health issues are minor and we can do it without administering anesthetic or drills, we will take that route. If laser dentistry will not provide the depth of care that you need, we will come up with a solution to ensure your comfort and healing while using laser and traditional dentistry.
If you would like to learn more about laser dentistry, call SmileCOS Dentistry at (719) 632-6001. Our staff will answer your questions and get you set up with an appointment so that you can get your oral health in great condition.