What if someone told you that you could have your tooth repaired and a new filling placed in it without your dentist ever having to pick up the drill? It’s no lie – it’s the future of dentistry! Lasers are replacing traditional methods of tooth preparation and decay removal in comfortable, minimally invasive treatments that just about anyone can have access to.
Dental lasers are transforming the way dentists provide comprehensive care in their offices. Not only are they more comfortable (and less noisy,) they are in some cases able to completely replace the traditional dental drill. Using lasers for restorative procedures also eliminates excessive tooth alteration. This keeps fillings as small as possible, much smaller than what is achievable with even the thinnest dental instrument. Care is much more precise and can be narrowed down to only the smallest areas of damaged enamel. As a result, teeth are stronger and require less dental work over time.
The gentleness of the laser also allows teeth to be repaired without the use of local anesthetic. That means no painful injections or soreness after the dental visit. What more could you ask for? Because lasers are so much easier for your dentist to use, the procedure typically requires less time and also reduces the hand fatigue in your dentist after a long day of treating patients.
There are several different types of lasers used in dentistry. Some are for hard (enamel) surfaces while others are used on soft tissues (gums.) Gradually more and more dentists are investing in laser therapy because of the benefits that it offers both to dentists and to themselves.
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