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Imagine you have oral pain; either caused by gum disease, tooth decay or by a lesion. You fear both syringes and dentist. Your friends once mentioned you, that for their dental treatment a large syringe was use to apply anesthetics and a huge drill. Your friend experienced pain, she mentioned you that there was bleeding everywhere and overall had a very dramatic and harsh experience. On your next visit to the dentist, your dentist mentions you have gum disease; to correct the problem your dentist needs to drill your teeth and remove the plaque. As soon as your dentist mentions that a drill will be needed, the images and the description your friend mentioned you returned. You do not want to experience the same sensations your friend went through. You begin to investigate other options and find the following option: Dental Laser; but what is this new edge treatment?
Dental Laser – the Light to Better Oral Health
In 1994 a new technique for oral surgery was created, Dental Lasers. If we recall that a lasers is a device that emits a beam of light through an optical amplification. The term “laser” is an acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation". With the advancements in science and medicine, dentist sought a way to incorporate this device to oral treatments.
The American Dental Association’s has not provide the Seal of acceptance to any laser system available today; however since the early 1990’s the FDA has approve the use of laser system to treat oral diseases such as: tooth decay, gum disease, teeth whitening or lesion removal (biopsy).
When Treating Tooth Decay
As we have mentioned a Dental laser can be used to treat oral diseases; if you have tooth decay, your dentist can adjust the beam of light and remove the plaque. If damage is severe a filling could be necessary. The laser will provide a clean area, allowing your dentist to prepare your teeth for the filling.
When Treating Gum Disease
Patients, whom suffer gum disease, have a hard time eating, speaking and feel constant pain. Dentist can use the laser to kill bacteria in your teeth and re-shaped your gums if necessary. When treatment is not done on time your dentist could suggest a root canal. If damage has been done and root canal is needed, a dental laser will help you not feel the same pain patients feel with a traditional drill.
When Whitening Teeth
Today many options are available to whitening teeth, some use toothpastes, strips or gels, whitening rinses or in-office whitening. The In-Office whitening option is a procedure in which your dentist applies a whitening agent onto your teeth, afterward through the use of heat, a special UV light, or laser the result will be seen. This whitening technique is one of the most efficient procedures available today, providing result in only 30-60 minutes.
When Performing a Biopsy
A Dental Laser can be used as a cutting instrument to remove small pieces of tissue. If a patient suffers from oral cancer, your dentist can use the laser to perform a biopsy. Another disease laser can treat are canker sores. A canker sore is a small ulcer that appears in the mouth; with the use of a dental laser, your dentist can remove this painful discomfort.
The Benefits to using a Dental Laser
Compare to a dental drill a dental laser offers you several benefits and advantages:
- Patients feel less pain, reducing the need of anesthesia
- Patients will lose less blood as laser can cauterize an open wound; this will also reduce swelling in treated tissue.
- Patients will not suffer the same anxiety compared to a dental drill
- During cavity removal - teeth health can be better preserve
The steps and procedures mentioned in this post are procedures available in the medical field; however, not all these treatments and procedures are perform at Sani Dental Group. To confirm if this procedure is perform at our dental clinics, please contact us directly.
Sani Dental Group offers you a wide variety of dental treatments; among the treatments available is the use of Dental Laser for cleaning or teeth whitening. If you are struggling or having any dental pain; visit the largest dental clinic in the city of Los Algodones, Sani Dental Group. With our affordable prices we invite you to visit us, allow us to provide the best dental experience, with the newest technologies available. Call toll free 1-855-SANI-DDS or (928) 257-1307 and make an appointment. Protect your teeth and learn how a dental laser can help you.