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Does having a dental procedure completed in a way that takes less time, offers greater comfort and has a shorter recovery period sound like it's too good to be true? If you are like many others and feel a certain amount of unease surrounding a dental appointment, we have good news for you!
Laser dentistry has been growing in popularity by leaps and bounds since it was first declared safe by the FDA in 1990. It's not difficult to understand why! Instead of using drills and other traditional instruments, laser dentistry employs the use of a small instrument that uses a beam of focused light energy to perform many common procedures.
This exciting dentistry technology can be used to make incisions, shape tissue, and remove tissue on the teeth and gums. It is completely safe, even for children! Are you curious to know more? Find out the basics of laser dentistry and how it can benefit you.
Laser dentistry can be used to both prevent and treat many conditions of the hard and soft tissues. Finding areas of concern before they develop into more serious problems is an excellent benefit to laser dentistry. You don't have to wait until you are experiencing pain or have a visible sign of a problem. Preventive methods can save you a lot of time and alert you to pay more attention to your oral care routine.
One of the most common methods of prevention in treating teeth is the use of the laser to detect cavities and decay before more damage is done. If a cavity is found, the laser can then be used to kill off any lingering bacteria in the affected tooth to prepare it for a filling.
Other procedures that are simplified with the use of lasers are root canals and enamel care. It's also an effective way to seal the tubules at the tooth's root that are responsible for most sensitivity. This can be a huge relief when you no longer need to wince every time you bite into food that is too hot or cold.
Not only does laser dentistry treat oral ailments, but it's also a great way to whiten your teeth. Plus, the procedure will take a fraction of the time!
Many patients have concerns over the look of their gums. Lasers are a fantastic treatment for this sensitive area since it can offer greater precision to target only the area of concern. Excess tissue folds that form in the mouth from dentures can be removed. Gums can also be reshaped if they are covering too much of the tooth's surface. Your dentist can also use laser dentistry to treat ulcers, remove infected tissue, and conduct biopsies.
Your safety is of the highest concern to us. Due to the laser technology used, you will be provided with special safety glasses to wear over your eyes to protect them during the procedure.
There are a host of benefits to be had with laser dentistry. One of the best is the decreased time it takes to complete most procedures, which greatly reduces patient anxiety. Laser dentistry is also less invasive and doesn't require incisions, which drastically reduces the time it takes to recover. You will be out of the chair in no time.
There is minimal bleeding since the laser promotes the clotting of the blood, and fewer sutures are needed. The laser also sterilizes the tissue, so there is less risk of a bacterial infection. You can get back to your normal routine quickly, with little interruption to your daily life. Many patients see immediate improvement once the procedure is finished.
If you are not a fan of needles, you are in luck! Laser dentistry often doesn't require the use of anesthesia, so there is no needle required to numb the area. This method is still found to be more comfortable than traditional dentistry by most patients, and it's safer.
If you are one of many who suffer from anxiety, you will be happy to know that the quick procedure can yield even better results than more traditional practices. It's a fantastic option for anyone who suffers from anxiety associated with going to the dentist. Not only can you avoid the needles, but there are no uncomfortable vibrations that come along with using a drill. The quiet and less invasive method is good for children who may be nervous or distracted by noise and lengthy procedures.
Any type of procedure that you have done comes with certain risks, but with laser dentistry, they are minimal. The most common is a minor injury to the gums. Also, this technology cannot be used on teeth that have certain types of fillings. Talk to your dentist about any concerns you have and to find out if laser dentistry is for you.
Many people experience some stress or anxiety when visiting a dentist, or any kind of healthcare professional. That's why it is important to find someone that has the experience you can trust, as well as the kindness and care to listen to your concerns and put your mind at ease. Dr. Brisman has built a reputation for providing high-quality dental care in a professional, yet friendly manner that allows you to relax, knowing you are in good hands.
Dr. Brisman's team at Advanced Dentistry of Scarsdale offers exceptional services to all of our patients in a safe and comforting environment. We understand how important your health is and that you deserve the best quality care. Dr. Brisman himself developed the thriving practice we have come to be, based upon superior standards and excellent attentiveness to each and every patient we see. We have built an outstanding reputation through our years of practice, combining the use of the newest technology with our highly trained and experienced team of professionals.
You deserve to have that gorgeous smile that you've always wanted! Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable team member to get answers to any further questions you have, or to schedule an appointment. Whether you have a current dental concern or are interested in a cosmetic procedure, our reliable team is fully committed to delivering customer satisfaction!