What Is Laser Dentistry?
When people think about lasers they don’t often think about dentistry, but laser treatments have been an ever-growing part of the dentistry field over the last few decades. Laser dentistry has made it possible for Greene Dental Group in Norwich, CT to not only continue providing the very best services needed to keep patients’ smiles healthy but also to continue offering advanced and more state-of-the-art treatment options and techniques to create the best results possible.
So, how can laser dentistry help you?
You might not realize it, but lasers can offer a bunch of new and unique ways to get your health back on track such as:
- Treating and reducing canker and cold sores
- Performing root canal therapy
- Non-surgical gum disease treatment
- Targeting and treating your sleep apnea
- Removing cavities
Snoring / Sleep Apnea
Sometimes excessive, loose tissue in the back of the throat can lead to the obstruction we often see in sleep apnea sufferers. If you’ve tried other methods without relief then you may want to talk to us about laser therapy. This laser treatment is used to remove excessive tissue and even stimulate collagen production, which helps tighten the tissue in the back of the throat. The Norwich, CT dental office offers Fontana's NightLase therapy, a laser treatment that can help reduce the effects of and decrease the amplitude of snoring.
Instead of undergoing surgery such as scaling and root planing why not turn to lasers to treat your periodontal disease? Instead of using dental instruments we will use our specialized dental laser, which will be able to remove the infected tissue, plaque and tartar buildup, all while smoothing down the tooth roots to prevent the buildup of bacteria, which could lead to an infection in the future.
Instead of requiring needles to numb the mouth before drilling away decay, lasers make it possible to skip both the needles and the drilling. Laser dentistry is able to remove the decay without ever needing a drill. Plus, the laser is so precise that it is more likely to preserve as much healthy tooth enamel surrounding the decay as possible.
Just like standard root canals, we will need to use anesthesia to numb the area prior to making an opening in the chewing surface of the affected tooth. From there, the laser is directed at the opening to send shockwaves to the root canals, which will remove all bacteria from these canals to irrigate and clean out the tooth prior to placing a crown.
Canker sores are the painful sores that form on the inside of the mouth while cold sores are fluid-filled blisters that appear on or around your mouth. While these sores are not related or caused by the same thing, laser therapy can help to reduce pain and discomfort when they appear while also lessening the healing time. Further, laser therapy may also reduce the frequency of these outbreaks.
What are the benefits of choosing laser dentistry?
There are an array of benefits you’ll enjoy if you choose laser dentistry, at our Norwich, CT dental office, over traditional techniques to treat your oral health issues, including:
- Better precision, particularly when it comes to cutting or decay removal
- A wide range of both soft- and hard-tissue treatments
- Less bleeding, swelling, and other post-procedural side effects
- Less risk for infection
- Faster healing time
- More effective results
- Performed without requiring needles or anesthesia (in some instances)
If you are interested in the laser dentistry services we offer,
then call Greene Dental Group in Norwich, CT at (860) 889-8427 today!