Laser dentistry is any dental procedure that uses a dental laser instead of a dental drill. Dental lasers can also be used to take impressions of the teeth for dental restorations, reshape the gums for cosmetic reasons, and perform other specialized dental procedures.
Laser Dentistry Procedures
Laser dentistry is quickly becoming one of the most preferred and mainstream options for many procedures, including:
Laser Teeth Whitening
Many patients use professional teeth whitening treatments to whiten their teeth a few shades. Laser techniques can be used to help patients whiten their teeth by targeting stains on and below the surface of the teeth.
The laser energy frees stains from deep within the tooth enamel. The whitening gel is then applied to the surface of the teeth and further penetrates the enamel. The whitening gel also contains fluoride, which can help strengthen teeth.
Laser Gum Recontouring
Dental lasers are excellent tools for reshaping the gum line. Laser gum reshaping is safe and effective for removing excess gum tissue and reshaping uneven gum lines.
Laser Cavity Detection
Lasers allow dentists to perform cavity detection without poking, prodding, or scraping your teeth. Instead, lasers can “map” the teeth and detect the signs of decay. This laser cavity detection method could also identify signs of gum disease.
Laser Crown Lengthening
Laser crown lengthening is a procedure that reshapes the gumline. If a tooth is too short, it may be impossible to restore it with a crown or filling properly. During a dental crown lengthening procedure, the dentist in Aurora, CO uses a laser to quickly remove gum tissue and reshape the gum line.
Laser Treatment For Sores
Laser therapy is used to treat canker or cold sores. The laser is precise and can remove the growth without causing damage to the surrounding tissue.
Laser Treatment For Mouth Ulcers
Laser treatment can be used to help with the healing of mouth ulcers. The laser can be used to encourage tissue regeneration, which can speed up the healing process.
Laser Dentistry Benefits
Laser dentistry benefits are numerous, including:
- Reduced bleeding
- Reduced swelling
- Reduced risk of infection
- Less sensitivity
- Reduced pain
- No anesthesia is needed in most cases
- Faster recovery time
- Improved comfort
- Shorter appointment times
- Better gum health
- Less tooth damage
- Increased precision
- Faster overall treatment time
To learn more about our dental services or to schedule a consultation with our dentist at our practice located at 2711 S Parker Rd., Aurora, CO 80014, you can either contact us via email or call H&M Family Dentistry at (303) 353-9611. We will be happy to assist you further.