Westgate SmilesGeneral Dentistry
For the past twenty years, dentists and medical professionals alike have been using a series of advanced technologies to find better ways to help repair both oral and dental problems without having to use invasive surgery that involves cutting. One of the more popular methods that dentists have found to be successful in the industry is dental laser therapy. Despite it being used for the last twenty or so years, laser therapy has only recently started to gain some popularity.
Typically, dental laser therapy is less painful and reduces the need for localized anesthesia, minimizes bleeding and swelling during procedures, preserves more of the natural material in a tooth because of a laser’s precision, and helps to ease anxiety in patients who aren’t wholly comfortable with a dental drill. Wounds tend to heal faster when using lasers, and lasers also help to reduce bacterial infections because of the high amount of heat in the beam.