Have you ever considered that going to the dentist doesn’t need to be painful? We won’t be surprised if you ‘re convinced there’s not. The mainstream media historically portrays a visit to the dentist as a painful and dreaded experience. Luckily, we are here to tell you it doesn’t have to be the case with laser dentistry.
By using laser dentistry to treat a range of conditions, we can offer a more comfortable treatment option for a number of dental procedures compared to drills and other non-laser tools.
Laser (light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation) emulsifies enamel with water, light, and air. Laser creates light in a very focused and small beam, producing a reaction when it hits tissue.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of laser dentistry in 1997.
At Trevor Smith Dental we have virtually eliminated painful dentist visits with our state-of-the-art laser dentistry. In fact, most people can have cavities cleaned out with laser. Around 80-85% of the time, this can be done without anesthetic or shots. In our office, we have found that we can get the number up to about 95% if we use nitrous oxide, known as laughing gas.
Laser dentistry has without a doubt made the trip to the dentist a great deal less stressful.
And when your dentist is using laser you’ll likely experience that bleeding will be minimized in treated soft tissues, the chance for bacterial infections is lower, and the procedures may involve less damage to the surrounding tissues.
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