Modern dentistry has advanced very far over the past couple of decades, computers, digital imaging and lasers have replaced older technologies and tools to make a trip to the dentist’s office more effective, efficient and for the most part painless. Lasers are the newest tools in the dentist’s toolbox to help solve many different types of dental problems. Our Savannah laser dentist at Georgetown Family Dental is truly cutting edge because only about 20 percent of dental practices in this country have laser equipment and extensive training in using it.
A laser produces a narrow band of intense light energy, which causes a reaction when it comes into contact with tissue. The light produced by a dental laser can remove or reshape tissue. Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990 and are a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of procedures. Often used in conjunction with other traditional instruments our Savannah laser dentist can be use these new tools to treat cavities, reduce discomfort of canker and cold sores, expose partially erupted wisdom teeth, remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement of the mouth, manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns, dentures or other procedures, remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications, biopsy procedures, periodontal treatments, crown lengthening, help treat infections during root canals, as well as in teeth whitening treatments.
According to our Savannah laser dentist there are a number of benefits of using the laser over traditional methods. Using the laser for procedures is often painless or at least less painful and the laser promotes faster healing. Lasers are less invasive than traditional methods and often involve no cutting or slicing and suturing. Our practice uses laser dentistry whenever a patient seems anxious or stressful about having a dental procedure. Lasers will continue to provide advancements in many dental procedures. Call our office for an appointment.