What Is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry incorporates lasers to target soft and hard tissues in your gums and teeth. While laser dentistry is still gaining popularity, this practice can make dental care more efficient and cost-effective. In many cases, patients who undergo laser dentistry report that it is much more comfortable than traditional methods, like drilling.
The lasers are used to cut through the structure of your teeth, while soft tissue lasers can help conduct minimally invasive procedures with less pain.
Reduce Pain and Recovery Time
Most patients who undergo laser dentistry report significantly less pain than when a drill is used. In many cases, lasers eliminate the need for anesthesia and reduce the risk of infections after a procedure. This allows us to provide safe and quality dental care while maximizing your comfort and reducing your time in the office.
What Can Laser Dentistry Do?
While this technology is constantly evolving, there are many conditions that laser dentistry can treat. For example, it can help when detecting cavities. The lasers are able to detect early signs of tooth decay, much like x-rays.
Other procedures that laser dentistry can help perform are:
- Reshaping the gums when treating gum decay, or for cosmetic reasons
- Removing soft tissue folds in the mouth resulting from dentures that do not fit correctly
- Helping remove non-cancerous tumors
- Whitening teeth and reducing pain from cold sores
- Regenerating damaged blood vessels and nerves in the mouth
Laser Dentistry Procedures
The team at Kurt R. Kwiatkowski DDS, SC dental practice in Grafton is excited to offer laser dentistry to our patients. This innovative technology allows us to treat a myriad of dental conditions while reducing recovery time and pain. We can use lasers to help detect cavities as well as remove gum tissue. This allows us to treat gum disease in a way that is more comfortable for the patient and reduces the risk of infections.
We take great care in making sure your dental experience is a positive one. Technologies like laser dentistry allow us to remove tissue in a way that maximizes our comfort. Our goal has always been to perform quality family dentistry for Grafton patients. With experience using lasers to treat and detect dental conditions, Dr. Kwiatkowski is ready to provide the best dental care possible.
Schedule an Appointment Today
To some, laser dentistry sounds intimidating. As it has only been in use since the late 1980s, the technology is constantly evolving. If you feel that laser dentistry is right for you, or if you have questions, speak with your dentist. Schedule an appointment today at 262-377-0852 or contact us online.