If you experience anxiety prior to visiting your dentist and especially, if you have to go through some kind of surgical manipulation, you might consider looking for a Burien dentist who has incorporated laser dentistry techniques into the treatment procedures.
What is a dental laser?
A dental laser is a type of laser, designed specifically for use in oral surgery or dentistry. The use of lasers was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration in the early 1990s.
A dental laser operates by producing a narrow, intense beam of light energy, which can act as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of the tissue that it comes in contact with. When used for fixing a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth. When used in teeth whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth-bleaching agents.
What are the applications of lasers in modern dentistry?
Lasers have become a great addition to modern dentistry, due to their numerous applications. They allow dentists to perform many dental procedures without scalpels, drills, or needles, which results in more accuracy and less stress for the patients.
Dental lasers are successfully used for:
• Gum disease treatment
• Gum contouring and reshaping
• Gum recession treatment
• Periodontal treatment
• Cavity restoration
How can you benefit from laser treatment?
Some of the key benefits of laser treatment include:
Conservative cutting action, minimizing bleeding
No damage of healthy tissues around the treated area
Faster healing and regeneration of the treated tissue
The high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on, minimizing risk of bacterial infections
Certain procedures might be performed without anesthesia
Dental treatment is done with more accuracy and precision
Patients experience less anxiety and stress prior and during the treatment
Laser technology helps Burien dentists to deliver exceptional dental care with minimum intervention and risk for damaging healthy tissues. However, the potential for laser dentistry to improve your dental experience rests significantly in the dentist’s professionalism and expertise.
If you live or work in Burien, you can make use of laser technology and in the same time – benefit from the experience and professional approach of Dr. Lee from Burien Family Dental Care. Call us today to find out more!