We are proud to offer laser dentistry, which uses cutting edge technology to provide more comfortable, precise, and efficient dental care. Laser is used for a variety of procedures, including:
Gingival (gum) resculpting
Easing tongue and cheek attachments
Cold sores and canker sores
Gum disease therapy
Carious lesions repair
Sensitive tooth necks
Root canal disinfection
Advantages of laser:
precision – only carious tooth structures are removed, so more sound tooth remains than after drilling
comfort – no pressure, vibrations, noise – pulse of laser ray is too short to be recognised by nerves, usually no anesthesia is needed
disinfection - bacteria removal from places that are otherwise difficult to reach (root canals, periodontal pockets)
quickerwound healing – by disinfection and less bleeding
Are dental lasers safe?
Lasers have been used in dentistry for over twenty years. Each year, they are improved upon with more sophisticated technology. Dental lasers are also required to comply with international safety regulations. You will be provided with required safety glasses before any laser procedure. They are specially designed to protect your eyes for added peace of mind.
What are the benefits?
Laser dentistry has a number of benefits, but one of the most important is patient comfort. No one likes to get shots, or have sore gums and teeth. Since most patients do not need anesthesia, there are no painful shots or numb lips afterward. Laser actually aids in the clotting of exposed blood vessels, which means less bleeding and less post-operative swelling. This also reduces overall healing time, as well as the need for pain medication.
Laser is also used to promote gingival health by reducing periodontal pockets. Before, this usually required gum surgery; with laser dentistry, there is no need for painful stitches or sutures. Other patients feel they have a “gummy” smile or that their teeth look too short. Laser dentistry allows your dentist to reshape the gums with little trauma to this sensitive area of the mouth. The end result is teeth that appear longer, making your smile more attractive.