What is Laser Dentistry?
In laser dentistry, lasers allow dentists to perform dental procedures using the latest technology. Our dentists, Dr. Maxine Sindledecker and Dr. Amanda Sindledecker, use lasers during many dental procedures to perform with great precision, few complications, and very little pain. Lasers are versatile tools that our staff at Sindledecker Dentistry can use can in conjunction with other dental tools during one of the following dental procedures:
- Cavity detection
- Tartar removal
- Dental fillings
- Gum surgery
- Dental implants
- Teeth whitening
- Removal of benign tumors
Before & After Dental Treatment
Benefits Of Laser Dentistry
Many patients find that laser dentistry is preferable to traditional dentistry, with its use of drills and other invasive tools. Laser dentistry greatly reduces pain and swelling and minimizes damage to surrounding tissue due to the laser beam’s accuracy. Additionally, we can complete several procedures during a single appointment, resulting in fewer dental visits. Additional benefits of laser dentistry include:
- Minimal or no need for anesthetic
- Little or no bleeding
- Faster treatment time
- Reduction in bacterial infections
- Reduced need for medications or antibiotics after treatment
Types Of Lasers
Different types of lasers are used for different dental treatments. The two most common types of lasers used by dentists are hard-tissue and soft-tissue lasers. Hard-tissue lasers can cut into teeth and bone with great accuracy. They are often used to shape teeth for composite bonding, remove small amounts of tooth material, and repair dental fillings.
Soft-tissue lasers are able to kill bacteria and activate the regrowth of tissues. Periodontists commonly use them in procedures for gum treatment. Other types of lasers can view the insides of teeth to detect cavities and other internal teeth-related issues.