Benefits of Laser Dentistry

by Riverside Heights Dental July 8th, 2017 in Dental Services

It may seem “space age” or feel a little daunting to think about laser dentistry. But it is a low pain alternative to traditional dental services that is offered by dental offices working at the cutting edge of their industry.

Precise, Low Pain Alternative

Dental Lasers use light energy to target specific tissue without affecting the surrounding area. This allows dentists to perform very precise procedures. In addition to the procedure at hand, lasers can also seal blood vessels and nerve endings to reduce bleeding and post procedure pain. Laser therapy for dental procedures helps prevent inflammation, requires less analgesics and antibiotics and avoids the unpleasant pressure, vibrations and noise associated with traditional medical procedures. Here are some of the applications of dental laser therapy:

  • Treat periodontal disease
  • Reshaping or removing gum tissue
  • Clipping muscle attachments
  • Removing soft tissue growths
  • Remove swollen tissues
  • Cold sores & canker sores

Dental Laser Therapy FAQ

Are dental lasers FDA Approved?

Yes and lasers have been used in medicine and dentistry for many years.

Is it safe for my eyes?

Yes, your dentist will have you wear protective eyewear.

Is it painful?

There is discomfort with most dental procedures, but an advantage of laser dental work is that there is much less discomfort and post procedure pain than with traditional methods.

How do I know if my dental procedure can be performed by laser?

Your dentist will consult with you and advise you of all your available options, including how laser treatment can enhance your conventional dental treatment.