When you think of dental lasers, you may have visions of something out of Star Wars. The reality is that dental lasers have been in use for over 20 years now, and they bring some real benefits to the table. Here are some benefits to using dental lasers for your oral health procedures.
Whether you need to have some decay removed from a tooth or have a cancerous lesion on your soft tissue that must be removed, using dental lasers to do it is a great choice. Dental lasers can work in very small areas, minimizing the amount of collateral damage to the surrounding tissue. This means a faster, easier procedure for you, and a faster healing time before you’re back to normal.
You may be concerned that using dental lasers could mean you leave the office with a smoking hole in your cheek. You need not worry! We don’t use the same strength of laser on soft tissue that we would use on, for example, a tooth that needed to have some work done. Because we can adjust the intensity of the laser, you can rest assured that you will always have the shortest healing time possible.
In addition to being used for surgical procedures or to prepare a tooth for a filling, dental lasers have cosmetic uses as well. In some whitening procedures, we use dental lasers to activate the whitening gel and obtain a better, brighter smile.
At Reimels Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we take the dental health of you and your family very seriously. If you have any questions about the use of dental lasers, please don’t hesitate to contact us, or feel free to bring it up during your next routine cleaning. We look forward to talking with you!