Gone are the days when the thought of going to the dentist gave you anxiety. Thanks to laser dentistry, Laser Dental Group in Union, New Jersey, no longer relies on drills and other invasive tools to perform dental work. Laser treatments result in faster healing, less noise, and reduced risk of infection. To learn more, call Laser Dental Group or schedule an appointment online today.

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What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry involves the use of lasers to treat certain oral health conditions and to perform dental procedures. An alternative to drills and other invasive dental tools, laser dentistry is typically more comfortable, particularly for people with sensitive teeth and gums.

Lasers create a focused beam of light that can treat damaged tissues in your mouth without damaging the surrounding tissue. What makes laser dentistry especially appealing is that it sterilizes the affected area to eliminate bacteria. The beam of light also reduces bleeding and your risk of infection.

What is laser dentistry used for?

Laser dentistry can treat a wide range of conditions related to the teeth and gums. They can be used to treat both hard and soft tissues. Some of the most common uses for laser dentistry at Laser Dental Group include:

  • Sterilizing infected root canals
  • Removing benign growths
  • Crown lengthening
  • Gum reshaping
  • Wisdom tooth removal
  • Treating nerve damage
  • Collecting biopsies
  • Treating canker sores
  • Treating gum disease
  • Removing fillings

After a comprehensive dental exam, your dentist can determine if a laser dental treatment is right for you.

What happens during laser dentistry?

Most people rarely need anesthesia during laser treatments. The process is typically comfortable, but if you do need anesthesia it will be less than with traditional treatments. Because you likely won’t need anesthesia, your appointment is usually short and quick.

Unlike with drill-based treatments, laser dental treatments produce no vibrations. As a result, your treatment won’t be noisy. There’s very little bleeding with laser dentistry, resulting in very little downtime. Once your treatment is over, recovery time is short.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

When compared to traditional drill-based treatments, laser dentistry results in:

  • Less bleeding
  • Shorter recovery time
  • Faster healing
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Decreased sensitivity
  • Fewer dental visits
  • Reduced need for anesthesia
  • Less noise
  • Quicker appointments

Laser dentistry results in less damage to your gums than drill-based treatments so you’re less likely to need sutures.

Laser dentistry is a comfortable, effective alternative to traditional treatments. To learn more, call Laser Dental Group and speak to a friendly staff member or schedule an appointment online today.