What is Laser Dentistry and Why is It Different?
Laser dentistry is among one of the many innovations in oral care in recent years to provide the dentist with a superior level of precision in their work. Lasers are now used in various forms of treatment, from tooth decay removal to teeth whitening. But before investing in a laser dentistry service from your dentist, it’s important to learn more on the treatment process and how you can achieve optimal results in choosing your ideal treatment option.
How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry?
The lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. This energy can then be harnessed to vaporize tissue with which it comes into contact. The laser can also be used for curing a filling and helping to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth.
What are the Benefits?
One of the first questions many patients ask about laser dentistry is “Why is it used instead of traditional dental treatments, and what are its benefits?” The benefits of laser dentistry include:
- Less pain during treatment
Because laser treatment is non-invasive, many patients find they experience less pain. This also helps reduce the need for anesthesia, further limiting the cost of treatment and giving the patient greater control over the treatment process.
- No need for a drill
The use of a laser for a filling or other types of dental treatment often means there’s no need for dentists to drill physically into the teeth to place the material. It’s why laser treatment options are usually offered to those with treatment anxiety who may feel uncomfortable about the prospect of traditional treatment options.
- Minimized bleeding and swelling
For soft-tissue treatments, the laser dentistry process is ideal. That’s because the dentist can use the laser to minimize swelling and bleeding. The non-invasive treatment requires limited contact for greater levels of comfort before, during, and after the procedure.
Collingwood Dental Offers a Range of Laser Services
Here are at Collingwood Dental Centre, we now offer patients a full range of treatment options using the latest in laser treatment technology. We use WaterLase dentistry to perform a number of treatments, including decay removal and gum contouring. Why not discover the benefits of laser dentistry for yourself? To learn more, contact our trusted office team now for a consultation at 705-444-1500.