During a dental laser treatment a laser device that transmits a highly concentrated beam of light is used to treat tooth decay, enamel, and gum tissue. Common laser dentistry procedures include oral surgery or periodontal treatment (gum disease, gingivitis) often referred to as laser periodontics, cavity treatment, and teeth whitening. In addition, it can be useful to pregnant women and people with debilitating medical conditions.
While there is no guarantee of total "pain free laser dentistry" discomfort is greatly reduced. By receiving dental laser treatments, patients often have no need for Novocain or other anesthetics! Dental laser treatment works well for treating canker sores and bacterial infections around teeth and gums.
During a treatment, the laser emits a tiny ticking sound - a far cry from the days of traditional dental drills. The laser's pinpoint accuracy is precise enough that it can leave behind as much healthy tooth struction as possible, allowing you to keep your own teeth longer.
Come in our office at Grace Dental Image Center for a consultation to see whether or not laser dentistry is right for you!