The traditional dental drill emits strong vibrations, heat and a great deal of pressure in order to help prepare the tooth properly for a cavity filling. Some patients, even if under the power of an anaesthetic simply hate the dental drill because of its terrible sound.
Everyone associates pain with the dental drill, but thanks to the advancements in medical technology, laser dentistry is here to get us rid of the pain and discomfort factor. The laser is such a tool which will not generate any pressure, exaggerate heat, vibrations, whether the dentist works on the soft tissue or the hard tissue within the mouth.
With laser dentistry you experience maximum comfort in the dental office
Laser dentistry successfully helps with:
- reducing bleeding from the gums after surgical interventions
- the procedures can be performed with less anesthesia needed
- post operative pain is reduced
- swelling is reduced
- laser dentistry can eliminate the need for pain medication usually prescribed after interventions
The laser is an extremely precise and accurate tool
The tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances in the human organism. Therefore, in order to remove successfully dental decay from within the tooth, a huge pressure is needed which can be achieved with the dental drill. However, thanks to the dental laser now removing decay can be done easily, with very little effort.
The dentist is going to remove the decay from the tooth, and leave the areas surrounding the decay untouched. Thus, your gums will not bleed, and you are also not exposed to the risk of cracking or chipping healthy enamel. The dental laser is also used in cases when the dentist needs to remove excess gum tissue or bone tissue.
The dental laser – no fractures in the teeth
When the dental drill is used, the tooth can easily get fractured, but this will not happen if the laser is used. The healthy portion of your tooth is not exposed to any risks, and this is the most important thing that matters.
Yet another fact is that the dental laser helps increasing the durability of the dental bond, which will be used by the dentist to create a tooth colored restoration. Thus, the dental filling is going to last for longer, and you can go through the procedure without experiencing pain or discomfort.
No Anesthesia needed, so fewer dental visits required for the procedure
If you need to get cavity fillings for as many as 3 teeth, you don’t need to pay two or three visits to the dentist. If the dentist uses the laser he can prepare nicely all the three teeth within one single visit, since there is no need of anaesthesia.
The dental laser is versatile
This magic tool is used in dentistry for a wide variety of procedures, starting from removal of the dental decay, and up to smile design, root canal treatments (to remove the infected pulp) or complex surgical procedures involving the gums and the teeth.