You’ve undoubtedly heard of the use of lasers for medical and aesthetic procedures, but did you know that lasers have also advanced the field of dentistry? While it’s still not widespread, laser dentistry techniques are changing how dentists perform routine and specialized treatments while greatly improving patient comfort and healing.
At Greenwich Dentistry, located in Cos Cob, Connecticut, you and your family can enjoy the benefits of laser dental treatments. We often recommend laser dentistry to their patients for a variety of different procedures for improving gum, tooth, and jawbone health.
How laser dentistry works
Laser dentistry uses light waves that convert into thermal energy, or heat, making laser technology a versatile tool for several types of treatments. With this advanced technology, our dentists can treat many different oral health issues, including soft tissues like your gums and hard structures like teeth and bone.
We use lasers in routine and specialized procedures, including:
- Oral cancer detection
- Painless removal of benign oral tumors
- Preparation for a tooth receiving a filling
- Gum disease treatment
- Canker and cold sore healing
- Sleep apnea treatment
- Improving denture fit
Our dentists may use laser dentistry in all phases of your treatment, from diagnostic to prevention.
Powerful yet safe
Lasers are very strong yet still very safe. They allow our dentists to treat the affected soft tissues and teeth while keeping the nearby areas of your mouth intact and unharmed.
Laser dentistry is less painful than many traditional dental procedures. For example, if we use laser dental techniques to fill a cavity, you may not even need anesthesia. The laser allows your dentist to target the treatment area more precisely than other methods, so less of your mouth feels pain or discomfort.
Overall, laser treatments are less invasive than traditional procedures. Less invasive means less chance of infection after the treatment, potentially reducing your recovery time.
Less bleeding and swelling
Less bleeding and swelling also contribute to a speedier recovery process after your treatment. With more invasive, manipulative treatments, your gums won’t swell or bleed as much as they might.
Lower anxiety about your procedure
Let’s face it: Many people feel anxiety before visiting the dentist to have a tooth filled or their gums treated to improve oral health. Laser dentistry helps eliminate your anxiety because it’s quieter than a drill and less physically intrusive. Once you experience the comparatively quiet and calm of a laser dental procedure, you’ll be calmer before you get here and more relaxed during every procedure.
Is laser dentistry right for you?
If you’re looking for dental treatments that offer an effective solution to many different dental issues, if you want to improve your oral health, and if you want an easier, gentler experience at the dentist, then laser dentistry may be right for you. Whether you’re looking for a solution to sleep apnea or just need a filling, it’s worth finding out if you’re a good candidate for laser dentistry treatments.
Take the first step by calling our friendly, caring dental team at 203-869-2066, or schedule a consultation through our website today.