Many patients avoid dental treatments out of fear of pain or discomfort. At Brighton Dental in Salt Lake City, Utah, we want every patient to get the treatment they need without any worry. To accomplish this goal, we use laser technology so that patients can undergo the necessary procedures without drills, scalpels, or sutures.
Laser dentistry is almost painless, minimally invasive, and provides nearly immediate results. Dr. Carroll performs various services with laser, so you do not have to put your treatment off any longer.
What Are the Advantages of Laser Dentistry?
There are several advantages of laser dentistry, including the following:
In some instances, lasers eliminate the necessity for anesthesia.
Laser dentistry helps make patients relax, especially those who are not comfortable with the dental drills.
- Less Swelling and Bleeding
During soft tissue procedures, the laser helps seal the blood vessels, causing instant clotting of blood.
Stitches may not be required for some people when the treatment area has been sealed.
The laser disinfects as it works on the treatment area, significantly reducing the chances of infection.
Lasers permit us to restrict the trauma to the treated area, saving the surrounding tissue from accidental damage.
- Faster Healing and Regeneration
Because bleeding and trauma are controlled and the risk of infection is reduced, the treated areas heal and regenerate faster.
What Are Some Uses of Lasers in Dentistry?
Dental lasers are presently being used for the following procedures:
Lasers can extract decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for receiving the fillings. They can also cure or harden a filling. However, for deeper roots, the laser must be used in coordination with a traditional dental drill.
Lasers are used to refine the gums into a more esthetically pleasing contour. This use of the laser is becoming growing in popularity.
If you are suffering from gum disease, laser dentistry can be hugely favorable to you. Lasers can be employed to remove bacteria from the gums, shaping them and readying them for root canal procedures.
Lasers are commonly used during in-office teeth whitening treatments, working to speed up the brightening process. Generally, they are used to activate the hydrogen peroxide chemical, which is applied to your teeth.
How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry?
All lasers work by supplying energy in the light form. When utilized for surgical and dental procedures, the laser functions as a cutting tool or a tissue vaporizer. Lasers set at lower energy levels can be used for other purposes.
If you want to know more about laser dentistry, call Brighton Dental in Salt Lake City, Utah, at (801) 943-2020 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carroll.