Uses of a Dental Laser
One of the great things about having a dental laser is how versatile it is. We use ours for both hard tissue procedures (such as those affecting the actual teeth) as well as soft tissue procedures (including treatments to the gums). Here are some of the main uses of our dental laser:
- Cavity removal
- Preparation for sealants
- Gum disease treatment
- Root canal therapy
- Treatment of abscesses
If you’d like to learn more about whether dental laser treatment is an option for you, you are welcome to schedule an appointment with Dr. Orr. Otherwise, we may recommend laser dentistry after your diagnosis and exam if we believe it will be beneficial.
Benefits of Dental Laser Treatment
There are many reasons why dental laser treatments are preferred to traditional methods. Here are some of the main advantages when it comes to your care:
- Quieter Procedure — With a dental laser, you can enjoy a much quieter procedure compared to the loud, sometimes nerve-wracking sound of a dental drill.
- No Heat, Vibration, or Pressure — Many people feel uncomfortable with the dental drill because of the heat, vibration, and pressure that comes with its use. A dental laser doesn’t cause any of these!
- Less Invasive — Dental lasers are precise and targeted; they limit the amount of damage to the nearby, healthy parts of a tooth.
- Quicker Healing Time — Recovering after your procedure is even easier since dental lasers leads to less post-op swelling and discomfort.