Laser dentistry is one of the most exciting areas of modern dental technology. The use of lasers in oral surgery allows your dentist to monitor blood flow during surgery, seal off nerves, and eliminate discomfort for patients with toothaches. Learn what you need to know before laser dentistry so you can better understand why more and more are turning to this revolutionary approach to dental treatment with Beyond Dentistry Laser Center in Brooklyn!
Laser Dentistry Offers Faster Treatment Time at a Lower Cost
It is estimated that over 150 million people suffer from tooth decay. Millions more are experiencing pain in their mouths due to an abscessed tooth or infected root canal filling. These conditions require attention by a dentist who can administer local anesthesia to numb the area, remove any infection and then either repair the damage or replace the missing tooth structure with an artificial substitute called a “crown.” This procedure often takes several appointments that can be very time consuming and expensive–even painful! With laser dentistry, however, these procedures can be accomplished in less than one appointment and at a lower cost.
Laser Dentistry Reduces Bleeding and Discomfort
The laser used during treatment seals off blood vessels and nerve endings in the tooth, reducing pain and bleeding during and after treatment. It’s also helpful when performing oral surgery such as tooth extractions or sinus lifts. When using lasers in dental work, remember these important points:
Lasers Only Produce Heat
Lasers cut tissue better than scissors or scalpels can. Lasers produce cauterizing hot temperatures that seal off bleeding blood vessels and nerve endings without damaging healthy tissues around them. This quick sealing action reduces the amount of time needed to stop the flow of blood from a wound which means reduced post-operative discomfort for the patient.
Laser Dentistry is Not Just for Root Canals and Extractions
The dental laser has many uses, including the removal of tartar (hardened plaque) above the gum line, cleaning out infected pockets between teeth and around fillings or caps, treating periodontal disease by reducing pockets below the gumline to prevent serious infections, and providing pain relief for patients with extruded metal fillings. Lasers are also used to treat gingivitis by removing bacteria-laden plaque from the surface of the tooth.
Not All Lasers Are the Same
Ask your dentist if he is using state-of-the-art equipment (like helium neon lasers). Under certain conditions these lasers create a special light that helps the dentist to see blood vessels under your gum tissue which is very difficult with standard dental lasers.
Treatment is Endorsed by the FDA and the ADA
The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approves the use of dental lasers provided that your dentist is fully trained to perform laser dentistry procedures. This means you can rest assured knowing the safety of these treatments are guaranteed by law! The American Dental Association (ADA) also endorses this form of treatment as an effective alternative to traditional dentistry. Request a laser dentistry appointment in Beyond Dentistry Laser Center’s Brooklyn office today by calling 718-436-0202. Laser dentistry offers the standard for precision dentistry. Schedule your appointment for consultation online. Dr. Simon Kappel schedules patients from all over the country at his state-of-the-art facility to experience his specialized techniques and high-tech tools. We’re changing lives, everyday!