Laser dentistry may be one of the most remarkable innovations to improve patient dental experience in decades.
The word laser stands for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” It works just as it sounds—a laser emits a powerfully focused beam of light energy.
In dentistry, this beam of light can be used to perform procedures on hard substances like enamel and soft tissues like gums. Since lasers are both precise and non-invasive, we use them for a broad range of dental procedures, from filling cavities to snoring-cessation treatment.
An Advance in Comfortable, Effective Care
Children and adults alike have dreaded the discomfort of conventional cavity care, which in the past has involved a shot of local anesthesia and a high-pitched drill buzzing inches away from one’s ears.
Thanks to their extreme precision, dental lasers can be used in place of dental drills for cavity treatment, many times without the need for anesthesia. In addition to comfortably and effectively clearing out tooth decay, lasers also leave more of your healthy tooth structure safely intact. With dental lasers, many patients experience pain-free cavity treatment!
Dental lasers are equally renowned for promoting faster healing after dental surgery for two reasons. Dental lasers require no scalpels and incisions, resulting in less bleeding and damage to surrounding tissues than conventional treatments. Cells exposed to laser treatments absorb and store energy from the laser’s light, resulting in speedier cell regeneration and healing.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
- Increased patient comfort during and after treatment
- Shorter treatment times
- Drill-free cavity treatment
- Tooth and gum preservation
- Reduced need for local anesthetic (fewer needles)
- Lower risk of infection
- Reduced tissue trauma and bleeding
- Less pain and swelling post-treatment
- Faster healing time
- Enhanced smile aesthetics
Our Laser Dental Treatments
- Cavity treatment
- Tooth whitening
- Gum contouring
- Periodontal (gum) treatment
- Root canals
- Cold sore treatment
- Snoring cessation treatment
Fotona Lightwalker Laser
Your teeth are like no other substance in your body, requiring specialized treatment to preserve their health, structure, and function. The Fotona Lightwalker Laser is so accurate and adaptable, we use it to effectively and comfortably treat cavities, assist in root canal treatment, and even whiten your teeth!
With a long history of implementing this comprehensive dental technology, we are proud to be the only dental practice in Berrien County to prioritize a positive dental experience through laser dentistry. To learn more or to schedule a consultation, contact us today!
“I arrived at my appointment for a filling with the same mild dread that has always attended such necessary events. No high speed drill, no anesthesia, and no pain. The laser technology and the filling procedure was simply amazing.”
• STANLEY P.
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