If you consider yourself somewhat of an anxious dental patient and you get terrified by the sound of drill in the dental office, you are not alone with these feelings. Most people experience some sort of anxiety, prior to visiting their dentist and this feeling is very often connected to that “terrifying” little device.
The American Dental Association estimates that 50% of Americans do not visit a dentist on a regular basis and approximately 15% of these patients avoid dental care because of fear and anxiety about going to the dentist.
If you are looking for extremely safe and comfortable dental experience, you might consider looking for an Everett dentist, who has incorporated laser dentistry techniques into his/her practice and treatments.
What is a dental laser?
Dental lasers are types of lasers, specially designed for use in oral surgery or dentistry. The use of dental lasers was first approved in the early 90’s by the Food and Drug Administration.
A dental laser works by producing an intense, narrow beam of light energy, acting as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of the tissue which it comes in contact with. When used for fixing a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth. When used in teeth whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth-bleaching agents.
What are the applications of lasers in modern dentistry?
Dental lasers have become a great addition to contemporary dentistry, due to their numerous applications. They allow dentists to perform many dental procedures without scalpels, drills, or needles, which results in more accuracy and less stress for the patients.
Dental lasers are successfully used for the following procedures:
- Gum contouring and reshaping
- Gum disease treatment
- Gum recession treatment
- Periodontal treatment
- Cavity treatment
How can I benefit from laser dentistry?
The key benefits of laser dentistry include:
- Conservative cutting, which causes almost no bleeding
- No damage of healthy tissues around the treated area
- Treatment can be performed without anesthesia
- Faster healing and regeneration of the treated tissue
- Minimized risk of bacterial infections
- Procedures are performed with more accuracy and precision
- Patients experience less anxiety and stress prior and during the treatment
Laser technology enables Everett dentists to deliver superb dental care with minimum risk for damaging healthy tissues. However, the potential for laser dentistry to improve dental treatment depends significantly on the dentist’s professionalism and expertise.
If you are a resident of Everett, you can make use of this efficient new technology and benefit from the experience and caring approach of Dr. Kavitha Gowda, from Perfect Smiles Dentistry.