3 Ways Laser Dentistry Can Save Your Smile
- March 8, 2018
Technology is all around us. You see people watching TV on their smartphones and printing items in 3D. And the prevalence of technology in dentistry is no different!
One of the growing fields that we believe has a lot of potential for patients is laser dentistry. Dental lasers aren’t exactly new. They’ve been around since the mid-1990s and used for a variety of dental procedures, but it’s now beginning to gain ground.
At Gentle Dental Care, we believe that laser dentistry has the potential to improve patient experience in our office. Compared to conventional methods, procedures using dental lasers are often more precise, more gentle, and lend themselves to faster recovery times. That’s why Dr. Peltzer has completed additional training to become a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry!
Read on to learn about three ways our Plainville, CT office uses laser dentistry. Then, come experience our high-tech care in a comfortable setting! Call us at (860) 479-2397 to schedule an appointment.
1. Speed Healing Of Cold Sores & Ulcers.
Cold sores can be embarrassing. Caused by a viral infection, these contagious lesions usually take weeks to heal. But thanks to our state-of-the-art soft tissue laser, we’re able to help speed the healing process of cold sores and ulcers so it doesn’t interfere with your everyday life.
Recent studies have shown that cold sore treatments using a diode laser — like the one we have in the office — are more effective at reducing pain and recovery time than creams. In some cases, you’ll see significant healing take place within just a couple days of laser treatment!
2. Thoroughly Remove Infected Tissue During Root Canals.
One of the areas in which lasers have begun to replace traditional rotary tools is in root canal procedures, which aim to remove damaged tissue from the inner canal of a tooth in order to restore health to the tooth after a bad infection. The use of lasers for clearing out infected dental pulp has been approved by the FDA, and at Gentle Dental Care, use of a dental laser is one of the things we use to provide pain-free root canals!
3. Repair & Reshape Your Gums With Reduced Need For Surgical Cutting.
Traditionally, cosmetic reshaping of the gums has involved surgical cutting and sutures. But now, it’s possible to even out the gumline or address a “gummy smile” with a soft tissue laser!
Similarly, surgical cutting used to be necessary for some “deep cleaning” treatments aimed at eradicating the bacteria that drive gum disease. Now, we’re able to do that with a laser instead, which means increased patient comfort and less downtime!
Experience The Convenience & Comfort Of Laser Dentistry
We know that at first blush, incorporating lasers into dental treatment may sound scary. But ultimately, they open the door for more comfortable and convenient patient experiences! At Gentle Dental Care, we see lasers as a tool that, when paired with tried-and-true expertise, results in top-notch care!