Unlike conventional dental drills, dental lasers do not produce heat, pressure, or uncomfortable vibrations. Instead, through the process of hydrokinetic technology; laser dentistry, the emitted laser is combined with a gentle spray of atomized water to perform most dental procedures. In addition to altering the hard and soft tissues, the laser also effectively sterilizes infected tissues and eliminates bacteria.
The Science of Laser Dentistry
In our commitment to provide the highest level of precision, efficiency, and comfort during our dental procedures, we take full advantage of cutting edge techniques such as laser dentistry. Laser dentistry affords our team to perform the following procedures as safely and as conservatively as possible:
- Early detection and assessment of cavities
- Dental fillings
- Surgical crown lengthening procedures
- Periodontal (gum and soft tissue) procedures
- Root canal therapy
A Comfortable and Beneficial Experience
Laser dentistry is so gentle that most patients can have their treatment completed without local anesthetics. That means, no numb lips and tongues as you move on with the rest of your day following your dental visit. The laser is finely focused, so as not to affect the surrounding tissues. During surgical and periodontal procedures, laser dentistry can be used to encourage the clotting of the blood at the surgical site. This shortens the healing time and reduces the degree of swelling.
Laser Periodontal Therapy
Periodontal pockets, overgrown gum tissue, and periodontal infections can all be treated with laser dentistry. As an alternative to traditional gum surgery and stitches, the dental laser can target problem areas and bring them under control with ease. Dental lasers are also useful for reshaping the gums in order to lengthen the appearance of the teeth and improve the look of a “gummy” smile.
What Can Laser Dentistry Do for You?
Laser dentistry has improved our ability to perform a wide range of dental services. The laser has also changed the way that our patients feel about dental treatment. It doesn’t have to be uncomfortable or inconvenient.
To find out how laser dentistry can change your outlook on dental care in Woburn, please call us to schedule an appointment today.