Very few things can cause a person to feel panic like the sound of the dentist’s drill. For many people, this experience is so terrifying that they put off going to the dentist until there is absolutely no other option available. A lot of people would prefer to endure the agonizing pain that comes from tooth issues as opposed to sitting in the dentist’s chair and having a cavity filled. Fortunately, laser dentistry offers a modern approach that often takes away the need for drills.
A laser has the ability to cut hard and soft tissues without creating heat, vibration or pressure. Many procedures are performed with very little, if any, discomfort. Some cavities may be removed without the need for anesthesia. When laser dentistry is used to correct issues with your gums, you benefit from less bleeding and a shorter, more comfortable recovery. Simply put, lasers make dentistry better.
Accuracy and Precision
Your tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body. However, lasers are able to cut through tooth enamel and adjust gums and bone tissue in a precise way while leaving the non-treated area unaffected. When the goal is to save as much of the original tooth as possible, this ability is invaluable. The more of your natural tooth our dentist can conserve, the longer your natural teeth will stay in your mouth.
Laser Dentistry Protects Your Teeth
Anyone who has drilled a hole into concrete or wood knows that it is not always easy to get a perfect hole. If you’re not careful, you may actually fracture the wood that you are working on. The same thing can happen when a dentist is working on your teeth. The use of a high-speed drill poses the risk of causing hairline fractures in your teeth that lead to future dental problems. Laser dentistry prevents this from happening. There is less trauma to your healthy teeth, which allows you to keep your natural teeth for a longer time.
Get More Done
When a person finally decides that they’re going to visit the dentist, they are likely thinking to themselves that they want to get as much done as they possibly can in the shortest amount of time. This is understandable, especially for someone who fears the dentist.
Laser dentistry allows our dentist to work on more of your teeth at the same time. This means that each appointment is more efficient, and you can get more accomplished in fewer appointments.
It is very easy to see why so many people are excited about laser dentistry. It is more efficient, it is more comfortable, and it lets patients maintain more of their natural tooth. At Distinctive Laser Dentistry, we are experts in this method of dentistry and can help you learn more about the benefits it offers. You don’t have to fear the dentist anymore. Contact our office in Saint Louis Park today to schedule your first appointment!