Laser dentistry has changed restorative dentistry. Instead of scalpels and drills, we can usually use just laser light to prepare your teeth for treatment. This can reduce discomfort and bleeding, plus it can make treatment faster and shorten healing time. With laser dentistry, advanced technology improves your experience and your results.
Would you like to learn how laser dentistry in Kanata can help you? Please call 613.271.7091 today for an appointment with restorative dentist Dr. Andrea Stevens at Andrea Stevens Dentistry.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry can give you a better dental experience because it can:
- Reduce discomfort
- Reduce bleeding
- Reduce anxiety
- Shorten recovery time
- Improve precision
- Shorten procedure
One of the best benefits of laser dentistry is reduced discomfort. Much of the discomfort of dental treatment comes from the heat and vibration of the drill or collateral damage from imprecise tools. Sometimes people even find they can get restorations placed without anesthesia. Precision also reduces bleeding, plus the laser can cauterize the area, stopping bleeding.
With less discomfort and bleeding, many people find they aren’t as afraid of the dentist. Plus, the laser doesn’t have the same sound as a drill, eliminating another source of anxiety.
Greater precision means that there’s less healing required. Plus the ability of the laser to sterilize the area helps the body heal.
And if you can start getting treatment without anesthesia or sedation, your procedure can be accomplished much more quickly.
Soft Tissue Laser
At Andrea Stevens Dentistry, we use a soft tissue laser for many procedures related to your gums. With a soft tissue laser, we can treat gum disease and recontour your gums.
Gum disease treatment is critical to protecting your teeth and your overall health. Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss, as well as a source of infection that can contribute to health risks like heart disease, Alzheimer’s, and more.
In the past, gum recontouring had to be done with a scalpel, which was both uncomfortable and imprecise. With a laser, we can contour your gums more comfortably and precisely so that you can enjoy a more attractive smile that shows the full length of your teeth.
Hard Tissue Laser
In addition to our soft tissue laser, we have a hard tissue laser. This lets us remove damage from your teeth and prepare them for restorations–without a drill.
This means that you can avoid the noise, grit, and discomfort linked to dental drills. And with the elimination of the drill noise, you’ll find that your dental procedures are much more pleasant.
Is Laser Dentistry Right for You?
Laser dentistry isn’t right for all procedures, but it might be right for yours. To learn how laser dentistry in Kanata can help you, please call 613.271.7091 today or book an appointment with restorative dentist Dr. Andrea Stevens at Andrea Stevens Dentistry.