Laser Dentistry — Your Minimally Invasive Treatment Alternative
You’ll never have to dread root canals and other complex dental procedures when you give laser dentistry a try. This high-tech marvel has gone from a prop in science fiction films to a staple element of today’s dentistry. Unlike the sci-fi version, dental lasers are completely safe — and even better, they’re minimally invasive, giving you a nearly pain-free experience.
Here at Integrity Dental, we use laser dentistry for a variety of once-dreaded procedures. They make preparing a tooth for restoration easy on the patient and easy on the dentist. So much so, in fact, that we even use them to restore our smaller patients’ baby teeth.
How Laser Dentistry Works
Here’s how laser dentistry works. A laser delivers energy to its target via light. In dental procedures, that burst of light energy vaporises tissues that it passes through, only without the pain of more invasive procedures. Less cutting, more relief.
What Types of Procedures Can Laser Dentistry Handle?
Lasers are effective on both soft and hard tissues. Even better, they kill viruses and bacteria, making them powerful tools in performing root canal procedures and treating gum infections. Those properties make them an excellent alternative to scalpels in tongue and lip tie procedures, as well as doing oral biopsies and lesion removals.
Less Pain, Less Dread
Even though most patients still require some anaesthesia, laser treatments generally cause less pain. There’s no drill or scalpel involved, so there’s less anxiety, making it a better alternative for many patients.
Let’s face it. Fear keeps a lot of people out of the dentist’s office. With laser procedures available, you no longer need dread hearing the words, “You need a root canal procedure.”
Faster Healing, Reduced Swelling
After a laser procedure, you’ll notice less bleeding and swelling, speeding up healing and preserving more healthy tissues than old-fashioned treatments. That’s especially an advantage when your child is recovering from a lip tie, tongue tie, or a tooth reconstruction — or when you need a root canal and don’t have the luxury of taking much time off work to recover.
If you’ve been putting off a dental procedure for fear of pain, stress, and a long recovery, call our friendly team to learn whether laser dentistry could help. Additionally, if you need anaesthesia or a little extra pampering, we have a wide range of interventions that can help you conquer your anxiety, including:
- Calming blankets
- Neck pillows
- Your favourite music
- Warm local anaesthesia
- ‘Happy gas’
- IV sedation
Don’t put off that needed appointment a day longer. Laser dentistry has been a game-changer for our patients. Book your appointment today!