More and more dentists are turning to lasers to perform certain procedures and treatments because of their precision and accuracy. Laser dentistry offers a host of benefits. Of course, it’s still a relatively new field so we know you may have questions. Here are some of the top questions our Sterling Heights, MI, dentists Drs. Rana and Saif Hanna often answers about laser dentistry.
How does laser dentistry work?
Laser dentistry uses a very focused beam of light that has many applications depending on how it’s being used. It may be used to assist in surgical procedures or it may be used to treat conditions or improve the appearance of your smile.
What dental issues can lasers treat?
There are many ways in which our Sterling Heights, MI, cosmetic dentist utilizes lasers. Some of the top uses include.
Removing tooth decay: Lasers are very accurate, which means that they can easily remove decay and prep the tooth for a dental filling while preserving more of the healthy tooth enamel than a traditional drill. Furthermore, the buzzing and vibrations of a drill can sometimes be uncomfortable or provoke anxiety. A laser does not produce any vibrations, which reduces any discomfort.
Treating gum disease: If you are dealing with gum disease then laser dentistry may be able to help treat your infection. The laser can treat inflamed gums, remove diseased tissue and bone, and disinfect bacteria to prevent the infection from spreading.
Cosmetically enhancing smiles: If you are looking to reshape your “gummy smile” or whiten your teeth then lasers may also play an invaluable role in improving your appearance. A laser can remove excessive gum tissue to even out your smile or even make teeth eight shades whiter in one hour with whitening treatment.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
One of the top benefits of undergoing laser dentistry is that the laser reduces the risk for infection by sterilizing and thickening blood vessels. Furthermore, because lasers are so precise this means that more healthy enamel and soft tissue are preserved, which means less bleeding and post-treatment side effects and a faster recovery time. Furthermore, lasers have also made many dental procedures less invasive and quicker.
If you have questions about the laser dental treatments we offer in Sterling Heights, MI, then call our office today to find out more. We would be happy to sit down with you and discuss your needs to help you find the right treatment option for you.