Effective restorative dentistry is dependent on a combination of excellent patient care and the use of cutting-edge technology. Our professionals at Cascade Dental Care are dedicated to offering you the best and latest restorative procedures available. One way in which we accomplish this is the use of laser dentistry.
Laser dentistry offers many benefits compared to traditional dental procedures. Our team can complete many restorative and preventative treatment measures through the use of this great technology. Whether you want to whiten your teeth or need us to rid you of dental pain, come talk to us about the many benefits of laser dentistry.
What Is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry is the treatment of various dental conditions through the use of lasers. The term LASER means “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” Lasers were first applied to the dental field in the 1960’s but were not widely used due to extensive costs at the time. As the technology became more refined, the cost steadily declined.
Laser dentistry is much more affordable today and is widely used as a safe and efficient treatment option. During a laser procedure, the target area is subjected to concentrated light energy that can remove or reshape tissues. Different lasers will be used for hard and soft tissue related treatments.
What Procedures Can Be Done With Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry can be utilized to replace many traditional treatment options. The FDA has approved laser dentistry to treat multiple dental conditions. One common use of laser dentistry is for teeth whitening procedures.
In addition, lasers can be used to treat tooth decay and gum disease. When treating tooth decay, one of our professionals will utilize a hard tissue laser to remove the damaged and decayed tooth enamel. They will combine this treatment with a traditional restorative procedure, such as a filling or crown.
When treating gum-related conditions, our team will use a soft tissue laser. These lasers are weaker than hard tissue lasers so that they do not over-penetrate soft tissue. They can be utilized to eliminate excess or infected gum tissue and improve your smile.
What Are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry offers a long list of benefits and very few downsides. As stated above, modern laser dentistry is very cost-effective when compared to some traditional procedures. It is also safe and may take less time in-office when compared to traditional alternatives.
Laser dentistry offers many benefits in the recovery process. Laser related treatments tend to require little or no suturing, depending on your case and the treatment you receive. They also cause much less bleeding than surgeries requiring a manual incision.
Laser dentistry provides a shortened recovery process and reduces the chances of infection. The laser not only sterilizes the procedure area, but it also encourages blood clotting. The combination of these benefits means a reduced chance of infection and a faster and more comfortable recovery for you.
Our team at Cascade Dental Care strives to provide the best and latest restorative care procedures to you. If you are in need of teeth whitening or want your smile restored, contact us at 360-916-4200 today.