Why Laser Dentistry?
Lasers in dentistry are a great tool for patients looking for treatment with less pain, less swelling, less bleeding, and less noise. Lasers can be used to:
- replace the drilling of a new filling
- curing the filling, which strengthens the bond between the filling and the tooth
What to Expect
A laser dentistry appointment begins similarly to any other dental procedure you've undergone. These procedures are usually quick and efficient.
Before TreatmentBefore the laser dental treatment, you should brush and floss your teeth to make sure they are as clean as possible. The dentist will examine your teeth, just like any other dental visit. Sometimes, x-rays may be needed to see if there are any problems with your teeth before the procedure begins.
Laser dentistry treatments can be much faster than a regular dentist visit, and much less painful. They may take up to 3 hours, but can sometimes only last 1-2 hours. Anesthesia is not common during laser treatment for teeth because there is no need for any needles or other invasive procedures.
After TreatmentOne or two follow-up visits are usually needed after an initial laser treatment to ensure that it is working effectively. You may have to come back for more treatments if the results are not as desired. There is little to no recovery time for laser dentistry treatment.
Your First Visit
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Frequently Asked Questions
Lasers are used for cosmetic procedures such as removing or reshaping gum tissue around teeth.