Laser Dentistry: Applications and Advantages as an alternative to Mechanical Drill
What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser Dentistry is the use of laser technology to treat and detect oral problems. A laser is a very narrow, intense beam of light. When this light comes in contact with tissue it causes a reaction. The intense beam of light can help to remove or shape your tissues
Laser dentistry can be accurate and most effective way to perform several dental procedures.The possibility of Laser dentistry improving your dental care experience depends on your dentist skills and knowledge to control the power output and duration of exposure on the tissue (whether gum or tooth structure)
Studies reveal that more than 40 million Americans avoid going to the dentist because of the fear they have within themselves. Skipping your dental visits put you in a higher risk of being affected by tooth loss and gum disease.
If you consider yourself somewhat of an anxious dental patient and are seeking extreme safety and comfort, you might consider looking for dentists who have incorporated laser dentistry techniques into their practices and treatments. Meet our Dentist in Honolulu, Hawaii Dr. Lance I Teramoto, who is an expert in performing a wide range of dental procedures using Laser Dentistry.
Some of the most common dental treatments, done through laser dentistry are:
- Tooth Restoration
- Root Canal Therapy
- Treating gummy smiles
- Periodontal Disease
How dental treatment using dental drill can differ through laser dentistry?
Although traditional dental drill is effective, comparable results with better patient experience can be achieved through laser dentistry.
Considering a tooth restoration process as an example, a dental drill is used to remove the decayed portion and debris from the damaged tooth. The use of dental drill involves vibrations which may cause damage to the natural structure of the tooth. The use of laser dentistry does not involve any uncomfortable vibrations during the procedure. This also eliminates the use of anesthesia during the procedure. Laser dentistry also helps patients suffering from tooth sensitivity.
Laser dentistry can also be used to treat the soft tissue of your mouth in more hygienic way with very little or no bleeding during the entire procedure.
The applications and advantages of laser dentistry are not restricted to the few mentioned above. The growing popularity of laser dentistry has paved way for the technology in treatment of several minor as well as major dental problems.
Learn more on how laser dental technology is used at our Honolulu dental office for treatment.