In this Harris Dental blog post we discuss laser dentistry. It may sound scary, or it might make you think of science fiction. But laser dentistry provides an alternative to drills. Many services done with lasers don’t require patients to be medicated, allowing for quicker healing times.
Many patients become distressed while waiting for a shot of painkiller before a dental procedure. Laser dentistry allows for a more relaxed, less stressful dental visit. My patients also welcome going home without a numb mouth or drool dripping down their chin.
People in need of oral surgery will experience less bleeding thanks to laser dentistry. Some of the procedures that are executed with lasers are: infected root canal treatment, gum and bone reshaping, wisdom teeth extraction, and teeth whitening.