Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Dentists and patients alike choose laser dentistry due to the fact that it holds so many benefits.
The biggest of these for many is that when undergoing a laser dental procedure, many patients don’t even require anesthesia. The laser doesn’t cause the patient any pain and so, there is no need for the numbing agent. Even when patients do still require anesthesia, it’s usually a lower dose than what is typically administered. When a laser is used, there is also no drilling or loud noises that can cause patients to feel uncomfortable.
During any laser procedure, patients are also unlikely to bleed. Again, if they do, it’s typically a very minimal amount. It’s certainly not usually enough to require sutures, which are often necessary after traditional procedures and can cause other complications, such as increasing the chance of infection. In fact, the laser sterilizes the gums, so there is actually less chance of infection.
Lasers don’t cause as much trauma to the gums as conventional procedures do. This is also good news for patients, because it means their healing time is reduced.