Laser technology continues to create new possibilities in healthcare, including many cosmetic enhancements. In dentistry, lasers simplify many surgical procedures and lead to more comfortable treatment and more predictable outcomes. But hard tissue lasers take your care one step further, eliminating anxiety-producing aspects of dental care for many patients.
Gentle, Quiet Care
Hard tissue lasers elevate dental treatment to a new level. Teeth contain water, and laser energy contacting a tooth excites the water molecules to help gently trim away tooth structure. Often a continuous stream of water keeps the tooth cool, virtually eliminating sensation. And the quiet operation of the laser handpiece offers a pleasant respite from the sound of a dental drill.
A hard tissue laser's precise operation allows less of your tooth to be removed to access an area damaged by a cavity. And without the vibration of a conventional metal drill, fewer stress cracks develop in the tooth. Your tooth remains stronger with less filling material needed to return it to full function. Better yet, no anesthetic is needed for many procedures involving the small laser handpiece!
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 gets you back to your daily routine in no time. Adults and children benefit from treatment that leaves their mouths feeling perfectly normal right after treatment!
The benefits of laser treatment extend well beyond cavities, providing a valuable method of treating gum disease, root canals, and problem areas around implants. Many other surgical treatments can be simplified, often eliminating the need for stitches and reducing otherwise lengthy healing periods. We look forward to introducing you to the comfortable, convenient and precise possibilities of hard tissue laser treatment at Hometown Dental !