Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry has been growing in popularity the last two decades because of its ability to treat a variety of dental issues without the need for a drill. Since it uses light energy, laser dentistry usually results in less anxiety for patients, more precision during procedures and a variety of other benefits.

Advantages of Laser Dentistry

So how is laser dentistry potentially better than traditional dentistry? For one, it’s a state-of-the-art technology that opens the door to performing certain procedures in the dental office that traditional methods like drills can’t accomplish. Secondly, as laser technology becomes more and more popular, its techniques will only grow more efficient and accurate.

Here are some other advantages of laser dentistry:

  • It usually results in less pain, so it requires less anesthetics.
  • Since there is no drill or drill sound, it causes less fear and anxiety in patients.
  • Its high accuracy damages less surrounding tooth or tissue.
  • There is less bleeding and swelling than traditional dentistry.
  • It has a quicker recovery time.
  • Since it kills bacteria, it sterilizes the area being worked on.

Thanks to these advantages, laser dentistry is great for a variety of dental procedures.

Laser Dentistry Procedures

There are a wide variety of procedures that have been successfully completed through laser dentistry and more are being discovered every day. Some are for functional reasons, others are cosmetic. Here are just a few of the treatments where dentists have been using laser dentistry:

  • Cavities/fillings: lasers can detect cavities, remove tooth decay and even harden fillings.
  • Teeth whitening: the tooth whitening process is much faster with lasers.
  • Gum disease: thanks to their ability to kill bacteria and reshape soft tissue, lasers can help detect and treat gum disease.
  • Tissue removal: lasers can also help remove tissue for examination and even lower the pain of canker sores.

If you’d like to know more about laser dentistry and if it’s right for you, schedule a consultation with Torrance Dental Arts today!