All You Need to Know About Laser Dentistry

July 31st, 2019

Laser Dentistry

If you have gum disease, your dentist may use a laser in your treatment. In fact, lasers are being used quite a bit in dentistry.

Laser dentistry uses a focused beam of light to treat common dental problems; it is quick, versatile and comfortable. Laser treatment offers an alternative to injections, dentist drills and other invasive tools, providing a less terrifying treatment environment for those who suffer from dental anxiety or phobia.

There are many advantages of laser dentistry. No needles or anaesthesia are required before treatment, and there is less pain, bleeding and swelling afterwards and no need for stitches. The accuracy of the laser beam means there is minimal damage to the surrounding tissue and a faster healing time. Even better, everything can be completed in one visit rather than multiple appointments.

Most people have heard of laser dentistry being used for cosmetic dentistry procedures such as teeth whitening, but do not realise is can also be used for removing tooth decay, treating infection, completing a root canal filling and even gum shaping.