April 12, 2019
Technology is amazing, isn’t it? We can hold more computing power in our hands than an entire room could hold 50 years ago. In the dentistry field, there have been exciting developments with lasers to make dental treatments much easier and more enjoyable for patients. But does it really work with little or no pain? Is it too good to be true? In this post, learn more about innovative laser dentistry in Phillipsburg and how it can help you have a better experience in the dentist’s chair.
What is laser dentistry?
Modern dental lasers, such as the Waterlase iPlus Platinum Laser, emit laser energy into atomized water, energizing it and enabling it to cut easily through any tissue, including tooth enamel, the hardest substance in the human body. With no sound, heat, or vibrations, this laser is gentler on patients and performs dental tasks more efficiently.
What is laser gum disease treatment?
One of the main purposes of laser dentistry is to eliminate gum disease. Regardless of the stage of development, dental lasers can address this common condition, which is the number one reason American adults lost their teeth. Although traditional dental techniques might require more invasive measures that cause bleeding and swelling in the gums, a dental laser reduces these symptoms, helping you return to normal sooner. For scaling and root planing, procedures that clean out bacteria and prevent future plaque buildup on roots, a dental laser works without the discomfort that traditional methods usually entail.
What can laser dentistry be utilized for?
Because dental lasers can cut through enamel, bone, cartilage, and soft tissue, they have so many uses that can help make procedures more efficient and effective. In addition to treating gum disease, here are just some of the things these lasers can do:
- Help place dental implants.
- Treat a cavity with precision, leaving more healthy tooth structure.
- Remove gum tissue for recontouring gummy smiles.
- Perform frenectomies, a procedure to get rid of tongue ties.
- Make canker sores heal faster.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
When laser dentistry is used in all these treatments, most of the time, little to no topical anesthetic is needed, even for most oral surgeries. Also, laser dentistry has the following advantages:
- No scalpels or sutures.
- Little to no bleeding.
- Faster healing.
- Gentle with no pain.
- Faster than a drill.
In the end, the best way to convince you that laser dentistry doesn’t cause any pain is to try it out yourself. You can start by finding a dentist in Phillipsburg who uses laser dentistry so that you can enjoy all the benefits. Your smile will thank you later! Who knows? Maybe you’ll even start looking forward to going to the dentist!
About the Practice
At DeMartino Dental Group, Dr. Jeffrey DeMartino and Dr. Nelida Garcia-DeMartino have decades of combined dental experience. They have invested in the Waterlase iPlus Platinum Laser, use it for all the purposes mentioned in this post, and are proud to be the only dental practice in Lehigh Valley to utilize a laser to perform dental implant placement. To schedule an appointment with them, call (908) 859-5260 or click here.
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