When many of us think of lasers, we think about science fiction movies where futuristic heroes fire laser guns at the bad guys. Others may associate lasers with hair removal treatments or even a popular form of corrective eye surgery. Most people probably don’t relate lasers to dentistry, yet laser dentistry has been around for few years and represents the very best in certain types of dental treatment. Your Farmington Hills dentist, Dr. Aziza Askari, will discuss what kinds of care and treatment dental lasers can offer as well as the advantages of laser dentistry.
How Can Laser Treatments Improve Your Oral Health?
Dental lasers such as the Waterlase can treat a variety of hard and soft tissue concerns such as:
- Removing decayed tooth enamel.
- Preparing a cavity for filling and creating a stronger bond between the filling and the enamel.
- Shaping the gum line to enhance the symmetry and beauty of your smile.
- Gently reshaping enamel to improve the shape of a tooth.
- Treating cold sores and canker sores.
- Activating teeth whitening treatments.
In addition, another type of dental laser called an ezLase offers a revolutionary way to treat gum disease with reduced bleeding and no surgery required.
Dental Lasers and Enhanced Patient Convenience and Comfort
When it comes to spending time in the dentist’s chair, the general rule is “the less time the better.” In most cases dental lasers reduce the amount of time spent in the office and can also cut the number of return visits you have to make. Even better, laser dentistry is painless and in certain cases, such as the treatment of tooth decay, removes the need for local anesthetic. Dental laser treatments also dramatically minimize bleeding and promote a much more rapid healing time for soft tissue procedures.
Superior Precision and Accuracy with Laser Dentistry
One of the measures of precision dentistry involves how little a given treatment affects nearby oral structures. Dental lasers offer some of the most precise treatment options available. For instance, placing a filling generally requires some amount of drilling to completely remove the decayed enamel. Drilling, in addition to causing discomfort and unpleasant smells, creates tiny, hairline fractures in the surrounding enamel, thus weakening the teeth. Treating a cavity with laser dentistry does not cause any vibrations, so no fracturing occurs. Its accurate delivery of high-energy light conserves more of your natural tooth structure and, in the case of soft tissue treatments, more of your naturally healthy gums.
Talk to Your Farmington Hills Dentist About Dental Lasers
Interested in how laser dentistry can improve the appearance and health of your smile with better precision, accuracy, and comfort, call the Comfort Dental Spa office at (248) 474-6434 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Aziza Askari today. We serve patients from Dearborn, Novi, Livonia, Farmington Hills, and the surrounding Detroit neighborhoods.