You probably know that you should visit our dentist every six months if you’re interested in protecting your oral health, but did you know that laser dentistry is an option you should consider. Even though laser dentistry has been in use for many years, lasers are actually being employed more and more often—whether because of their versatility or because drills make some patients less anxious.
Lasers have been used broadly since the mid 1990’s. Laser dentistry is a popular choice because patients tend to feel more relaxed and comfortable when a laser is used instead of a drill. Lasers also allow dentists to be more precise. This means dentists can reduce damage done to nearby areas during treatments. Patients can also expect to heal more quickly and should experience less bleeding during and after a procedure.
Laser dentistry can also be used in a number of treatments. For example, tooth decay can actually be removed with a laser. Lasers can also be used to prepare your enamel, or the protective outer layer of your teeth, for having a filling placed. Lasers can also be used during the setting and curing of fillings. Gum disease and root canal therapy can also be done with lasers.
If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of laser dentistry, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 508.499.3566. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and offer you personalized advice. Dr. Rafla and out team look forward to hearing from you soon!