Lasers have revolutionised dentistry by reducing discomfort, minimising complications and shortening treatment times
It’s been a while since the idea of lasers in dentistry first began in 1989, however it wasn’t until quite recently that laser dentistry started becoming mainstream.
Laser dentistry is a huge breakthrough as it offers more comfortable and quicker treatments compared to dental drills and other non-laser equipment.
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry works by using the powerful narrow beam of energy to perform very precise dental treatments. In fact the word laser stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.
So, instead of using drills and other dental instruments, our team at Kitchener Street Dental can utilise the power of laser technology to perform a few treatments.
Lasers are more efficient, cost-effective and comfortable. They allow painless options to cut through soft tissue and perform dental treatments.
Benefits of laser dentistry
There are many benefits to utilising laser dentistry, including the following:
- More comfortable & less painful
- Reduced treatment duration
- Quicker healing time
- Promotes blood clotting of wounds
- Reduced collateral damage to surrounding tissue
- Lasers can disinfect tissue and kill bacteria
- Reduced chances of infection & inflammation
- Guided tissue regeneration
- Avoid dental drills and other instruments
However, laser dentistry cannot be used for every treatment, but it’s becoming increasingly popular.
Side-effects of laser dentistry
The side-effects of laser dentistry are far more minimal than traditional dentistry which uses drills and other dental instruments.
However like any medical procedure, laser dentistry also has potential side-effects, including:
- Risks of gum injury
- Damage to the tooth pulp (extremely unlikely)
The chances of side-effects from laser dentistry are very low, and it also depends on the strength and power level of the laser used. Most lasers will not cause any harm while being controlled by a trained professional.
What laser treatments do we offer at Kitchener Street Dental?
Contact Kitchener Street Dental
At Kitchener Street Dental, our team has undergone sufficient training required to perform various laser dentistry procedures.
If you would like to enquire about laser dentistry or book an appointment with our skilled and experienced dental team, please contact us on (07) 3184 8462 or online.