Laser dentistry is a revolutionary advancement in medical science. It offers a comfortable method of carrying out multiple dental procedures. Furthermore, both soft and hard tissue treatments are possible with this method, unlike non-laser methods. Consequently, it can help in the treatment of multiple oral illnesses and dental problems. Usually, such treatment is preferred in treating tooth decay, gum disease, and hypersensitivity. More recently, laser dentistry can help in teeth whitening as well. Cooley Smiles offers patients comprehensive laser dentistry treatments.
How Is Laser Dentistry Performed
Laser dentistry uses lasers of varying intensities, depending on the procedure being performed. An intense light beam is projected in a precise manner by the dentist. Laser machines are easily controllable, ensuring that the correct intensity of the laser can be projected. The procedure minimizes blood loss due to the cauterizing effect of the laser. Consequently, recovery times are minimal compared to other methods. The laser also sterilizes bacteria and other microbes from the project area, which reduces microbial infections in the recovery phase. The dentist turns off the beam once the procedure is completed.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?
Prevention of microbial diseases and accelerated recovery times are the prime benefits of laser dentistry. Furthermore, the method allows for more precise dental treatment than non-laser methods. Also, complex dental procedures can be performed without anesthesia. Consequently, patients who prefer anesthesia-free methods can opt for laser dentistry.
Is Laser dentistry Better Than Non-Laser Methods?
Choosing the proper method depends on the type of procedure required to treat the patient's illness. Laser dentistry may not be beneficial in certain procedures performed by non-laser methods. Dental fillings and cavity treatment require manual treatment methods. Also, laser treatment is more expensive for these treatments. On the other hand, laser treatment is the better option if the patient requires a lesion removal or biopsy. Similarly, laser dentistry performs gum disease treatment, root canal procedures, and tooth decay treatments better than traditional, non-laser methods.
Types of Laser Dentistry
Dentists use different types of dental lasers depending on the illness, cost, and availability. The most commonly used types of lasers include: Erbium, Diode, Nd: YAG, and CO2. The biological effects and procedures for each laser type vary. Our dentists use Erbium laser dentistry for root canal treatments. Nd:YAG lasers are preferred in deep penetration procedures. Usually, this method is used in biopsy treatments. Diode Lasers are preferred in the treatment of soft tissues because their tissue damage is minimal. Our dentists prefer it for photobiomodulation procedures. Finally, our dentists use CO2 laser procedures for hard tissue treatments. The pulse rates and temperatures generated are higher in this laser type.
Frequency of Laser Treatments?
Individual illnesses require different lengths and frequencies of laser treatments. The treatment may vary from one single appointment to multiple appointments over several months.
Laser dentistry can help treat different major and minor dental infections. The speedy recovery ensures that the patient recovers fully in less than a week in most cases. You can find out more about laser dentistry procedures by calling Cooley Smiles at (425) 249-3509 today.