Delivering efficient, comfortable care means dedicating time and effort to expanding our education so that we stay up to date with the latest technology and incorporate it into our dental office where we see fit. One of the key advancements that you’ll find at Havasu Dentistry is that we’ve incorporated dental lasers into certain treatments, vastly improving the precision of the care we provide while also reducing discomfort and unnecessary tissue removal. Get in touch with our dental office to learn more about the difference laser dentistry can make!
A laser is a highly concentrated, high energy beam of light. In dentistry, it’s typically intended to be used on the soft tissues inside your mouth – specifically, your gums. We can use lasers to remove unnecessary tissues, relieve dental pain, and enhance specific cosmetic procedures. Specific uses include the removal of dead tissue, hardening of fillings, removal of decay, and promote healing. Using a dental laser tends to reduce recovery time, and less bleeding occurs since any exposed blood vessels are quickly resealed.
Dental lasers are recommended in a number of different cases. Here at Havasu Dentistry, we mainly use them to help patients who are at risk for gum disease. The energy of the laser is useful for eliminating bacteria in the gums as well as the blood, thus preventing the infection from spreading throughout the mouth and causing further damage. Laser dentistry is also useful for reshaping the gum line for cosmetic purposes. An advantage of using lasers for gum-related treatment is that it’s much easier to ensure that we don’t remove more tissue than necessary.