Laser therapy in dentistry has revolutionized the way we provide treatments for patients. It allows your dentist to deliver a quicker and more precise procedure so that you have a comfortable dental experience that is virtually pain-free.
Laser Dentistry in Canandaigua, NY
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
There are several benefits to receiving a laser therapy dental treatment.
- Many laser treatments do not require anesthesia, and the recovery time is much quicker than with traditional treatment methods.
- Treatments are more comfortable.
- There is less potential chance of bacterial infection because laser treatments are so precise.
Two types of laser dentistry
There are two different types of laser dentistry: hard tissue and soft tissue. Hard tissue includes treatments such as cavity detection, dental fillings, and tooth sensitivity improvements. Soft tissue treatments include gum reshaping, gum surgery, and muscle attachment improvements.
Procedures such as removing benign oral tumors, regenerating nerves, overcoming sleep apnea, whitening teeth, and treating TMD are also considered laser dentistry treatments.
Biolase laser dentistry uses laser energy and water spray to perform procedures without anesthesia or a drill. The continuous spray of water prevents heat from the laser contacting your teeth and mouth so that you have a painless experience.
Unlike conventional drills that remove large amounts of tooth during a procedure, Biolase gives your dentist the ability to remove only very precise amounts of your tooth and cutting out the need for anesthesia. As a result, the procedure is less invasive and the recovery time is much shorter.
LANAP= Laser Assisted Regeneration (LAR)
LANAP=LAR is a laser protocol used in treating periodontal disease. It is proven to regenerate gum tissue and new bone growth as well as aid in gum tissue reattachment. It uses 7 laser pulses in one device to successfully treat the source of inflammation without harming the healthy gum tissue and helps the body recover from the infection without the need of sutures.
To learn more about laser dentistry and how you may benefit from a laser treatment, please contact our practice and schedule an appointment.
As your Canandaigua dentist, our caring dental team
ensures you experience a positive dental visit every time.
As your Canandaigua dentist, our caring dental team ensures you experience a positive dental visit every time.
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