Has Your Dentist Ditched the Drill Yet? Laser Dentistry Needs No Anesthesia

Let’s face it, not everybody enjoys going to the dentist, and some people get really anxious about it. The feeling of being poked, prodded, and drilled in the mouth can be stressful for some patients, and the sounds that dental drills make don’t help either. Luckily, there’s an innovative technology that we implement here at A Briter Smile Dental that allows us to eliminate anxiety and provide a more comfortable experience for our patients. It’s called laser dentistry. Laser dentistry is a more modern form of dentistry that most patients aren’t aware of, and it has many benefits. 

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a form of dentistry that uses lasers to perform a number of different hard and soft tissue dental procedures. This form of dentistry provides you with a more comfortable and cost-effective experience without the discomfort of drills and other traditional dental tools. If you’ve avoided necessary dental work out of fear, laser dentistry may be the best way for you to receive the care you need.

In addition to causing less pain, and requiring a shorter recovery, laser dentistry is quieter than traditional dentistry. If you find dental drills noisy and unpleasant, laser dentistry can be a real relief. 

The laser that is used creates a form of light energy that is focused into a beam at the area of treatment. When the beam hits tissue, it produces a reaction that allows us to shape or remove the tissue. 

What types of procedures can laser dentistry be used for?

There are two main types of procedures that laser dentistry can be used for; hard tissue procedures and soft tissue procedures. Where hard tissue refers to your teeth and soft tissue refers to your gums.

Hard tissue procedures

Some hard tissue procedures include:

Soft tissue procedures

Some soft tissue procedures include:

Other procedures

Other procedures that can be performed using laser dentistry include:

Regardless of which type of procedure you have done using laser dentistry, you can typically expect an easier procedure with less recovery time than when typical dental instruments are used.

If you’re someone who has anxiety over going to the dentist due to the discomfort from traditional dental tools, call us today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about how laser dentistry might be right for you.

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