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What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is an advanced way to treat common dental problems including tooth decay and gummy smiles, and it is also suitable for oral surgery and root canal therapy. Margolian Dentistry is equipped with a Waterlase dental laser, capable of treating both soft tissues like your gums, and hard tissues like teeth and bone. A Waterlase laser combines a gentle spray of water with the laser energy, enhancing your comfort during treatment.

What Are the Main Advantages of Laser Dentistry?

Treatment is Quieter
One of the main advantages of laser dentistry in Whitby is its ability to replace the use of a traditional drill. Many people dislike the sound of a dental drill, and it’s just nicer and a lot quieter without this familiar sound!

You Might Not Need Anesthetic
Often using a dental laser eliminates or reduces the need for a local anesthetic. This can be a huge advantage for anybody who fears needles. If you do require an injection, we are always extremely gentle when giving a local anesthetic using techniques and a local numbing gel to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible.

Healing is Faster, More Comfortable and Smoother
When you receive laser dentistry in Oshawa, certain procedures might not need stitches. Healing tends to be quicker because the high-energy light beam minimizes bleeding by aiding the clotting process. Dental lasers are precise, so damage to the surrounding tissues is reduced, and it is easier to preserve the maximum amount of healthy tissues. Any areas treated by a dental laser tend to heal more quickly, and tissues are regenerated faster.

The Risk of Infection Is Minimized
The light energy produced by a dental laser also helps to sterilize the area being treated, eliminating bacteria that could otherwise cause infection.

When Might Laser Dentistry Help Me?
Our dentist in Ajax might suggest using laser dentistry if you have a cavity in a tooth, preparing the tooth for a filling quietly and more comfortably. We also use a dental laser during oral surgery. For example, it can be used to remove a tooth, to treat soft tissue lesions like benign tumours or cold sores, or as part of dental implant therapy.

Lots of people are familiar with root canal therapy but did you realize a dental laser is used for this treatment too? The whole purpose of root canal therapy is to remove infected tissues from deep inside the tooth. Laser dentistry is highly effective in disinfecting the nerve channel, increasing the chances of treatment being successful for years to come.

If you have a gummy smile, where you show too much gum tissue whenever you talk, grin or laugh, laser dentistry can more comfortably and precisely remove the excess tissue. Unlike conventional treatment for a gummy smile, stitches aren’t usually necessary, and healing is quicker with less swelling.

Because we have a dental laser capable of treating hard and soft tissues, we can also reshape the bone during treatment for a gummy smile, a procedure referred to as crown lengthening. It’s a procedure that can provide a stronger foundation for the placement of dental crowns and veneers. A dental lasers ability to disinfect treated areas is also advantageous during gum therapy, more effectively removing the bacteria that can cause gum disease.

Is Laser Dentistry Safe?
We take every precaution to ensure laser dentistry is safe for our patients. Our high-quality equipment is maintained properly, and we have the appropriate clinical skills and training to operate the dental laser safely. All you need do is to sit back, relax, and enjoy a more advanced and more comfortable treatment in our dental office.

Sep 28, 2018 | Posted by

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