Putting Lasers to Work
- Posted on: May 30 2020
These days lasers are a part of everyday life. When you hit Mallards Landing or Crane Creek Reserve for a round, lasers give you the yardage from your ball to the pin. At Publix, lasers are scanning the barcode for that gallon of milk. You may even use a laser to play with your cat.
Dr. Brown and our team at Implant Dentistry of Florida put lasers to good use in your mouth, as well. Our diode lasers play an ever-growing role in our practice, and this is great for our patients.
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry is a part of the field that has been expanding rapidly since dental lasers were first approved by the FDA in the 1980s. We often combine laser dentistry with traditional techniques to reduce patient discomfort and provide more precise results. Dr. Brown, Dr. Vaughn, and Dr. Doan use lasers to reshape gum tissue, to enhance the whitening of our gel, and for many other uses.
We use our dental lasers to remove decayed tooth tissue and to prepare cavities for filling. Lasers provide these benefits when treating dental caries:
- No drilling noise
- Less tooth sensitivity
- Faster treatment
- Less collateral damage of healthy tissue
- Less risk of harming the pulp in the tooth’s center
We can’t use lasers on teeth that already contain fillings, on cavities located between the teeth, and on teeth that require significant tissue removal in preparation for a crown.
We use lasers for various gum procedures.
In periodontal disease, we use lasers to perform root planing and scaling, to remove bacteria and infected tissue from gum pockets, for surgical reshaping of the gums, and to promote reattachment of the gum to the tooth root.
In gum recontouring, we use lasers to trim away unwanted gum tissue and to prepare the gum line for the placement of crowns.
With the gums, laser provide these benefits:
- Less pain during and after treatment
- Less bleeding and swelling
- Faster healing
- Reduced risk of infection
- Greater precision
- The option to work on various areas in one session
We use our dental lasers for plenty of other procedures such as root canals, too. To learn more, call us at (321) 372-7700 and ask about our laser dentistry options.