The idea of laser dentistry sounds like a dream come true! After all, that would mean a “little light” (LASER: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) would make things right and you wouldn’t have to listen to that noisy drill. Right? Not exactly.
While for many years now, we have used a laser in our office to diagnose deep pit dental decay and to help cure canker sores, the recent advances in soft-tissue (gums) and hard-tissue (bone and tooth cutting) dental lasers allow us to both increase your comfort level and your treatment options.
These dental lasers have some distinct advantages and patient benefits over other methods of treatment, but lasers cannot be used to treat every dental problem. Stay tuned for future Tooth Tips regarding more specific uses and benefits of laser dentistry.
Of course, if you are impatient (like my wife) don’t hesitate to call today for a complimentary consultation to discuss your concerns and get your questions answered.