Hard tissue lasers elevate dental treatment to a new level. They can simplify many surgical procedures and lead to more comfortable treatment and more predictable outcomes. Teeth contain water. When laser energy contacts a tooth, it excites the water molecules to help gently trim away tooth structure.
When a tooth has a cavity, a hard tissue laser’s highly precise operation allows Dr. Flower to remove only the area with the decay before performing the restoration. In contrast, with traditional methods, the dentist often needs to remove healthy areas of the tooth to be able to access the area that needs attention. In addition, the laser does not create the vibration of a conventional metal drill which means fewer stress cracks develop in the crystal structure of the tooth. Your tooth does not undergo further damage and less filling material is needed to restore it to full function.
More Comfortable and Convenient for You
Hard tissue lasers can eliminate aspects of dental care that produce anxiety for many patients.
- Pain-free, no shot fillings: Some cavities can be treated without the need for anesthetic.
- No “dental drill” sound: The quiet operation of the laser handpiece is a pleasant respite from the sound of a dental drill. All you hear is a gentle beep.
- Less sensation: A continuous stream of water is sometimes produced with the laser to keep the tooth cool, virtually eliminating sensation.
- Mouth feels normal after treatment: Since teeth rarely need numbing before laser treatment, multiple cavities can often be restored in one visit. Instead of worrying about numb lips and return visits, laser dentistry streamlines your care and keeps your lifestyle on track. Adults and children both benefit from treatment that leaves their mouths feeling perfectly normal right after treatment!