Dentists have used lasers to treat patients since as far back as 1994. All Smiles has been offering laser dentistry since 2001. The treatment type received approval from the FDA, but it has yet to become more popular. One of the main reasons for this is the cost. The equipment is expensive; sometimes, so are the procedures that it is used in. Even so, patients who have received laser treatment say it is a worthy investment, especially when dental insurance covers the bill. All Smiles, however, does not charge extra to use the laser.
How Lasers Are Used in Dental Procedures?
As the name implies, laser dentistry is the use of lasers to perform dental procedures. Here are some of the most common examples:
- Teeth Whitening: In-office whitening services is the most effective form of tooth whitening you can receive. However, if even that is too slow, lasers can help to speed up the process.
- Removing Decay: Many people keep cavities until they reach the breaking point because they fear the drill. Lasers provide a more comfortable alternative to removing cavities and preparing teeth for filling. There will probably be no need for a shot.
- Removing Bacteria: Gum disease can pose a problem while performing root canals. Dentists can use lasers to remove bacteria and even reshape the gums.
- Curing Cankers: If you have painful canker sores in the mouth, lasers can close those right up. Recurring mouth ulcers are sometimes early signs of oral cancer, so the laser can also be used to remove tissue for a biopsy.
The Benefits of Advanced Laser Dentistry
There are many reasons people prefer laser treatments to traditional procedures. The main reason is to avoid the shot, as well as the drill. This can lead to less pain and discomfort. Lasers may even help to preserve more of the healthy parts of your tooth during cavity removal.
While lasers do not eliminate the need for anesthesia, it reduces or eliminates that need for most people and kids. Patients who become anxious at the thought of not just the drill but also the needle may finally get to relax.
Why Choose All Smiles Dentistry
Some dentists focus primarily on creating a healthy smile. For cosmetic procedures, you then need to find another practitioner. At All Smiles Dentistry, we provide the convenience of getting all your procedures under one roof. Because lasers currently have a relatively small application, this ensures that you get to enjoy the full benefits of laser treatment right here.
As one of very few dentists in Lake Jackson, TX and the United States to currently offer laser dental treatment services, it’s clear we are at the forefront of the latest in cutting edge technology. Even so, this technology is safe and the ADA remains optimistic about increased applications of this type of dentistry in the years to come. If you would you like to experience one of the newest steps forward in dentistry, Schedule an appointment with us today.
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