- March 5, 2016
Dentist appointments: what do they make you think of? For a lot of people it’s poking, prodding, and being jabbed with all kinds of sharp objects. If that’s what goes through your head when you think of dentistry we can’t blame you for being nervous about it!
While there are still plenty of hand tools used in the dental world there are plenty of cases where advanced treatments don’t require them. In fact, it’s possible to get several different kinds of dental treatments without a single sharp object getting near your teeth or gums. The dentistry of yesterday is over, and today we have lasers!
Laser Dentistry: It Makes Things Simple
It’s amazing how far technology has come in the past few decades. We have smartphones that connect us to all the world’s knowledge on demand, cars that park themselves, and lasers that can be used in place of cutting and drilling.
Our dental lasers are state-of-the-art tools that allow us to do a lot of treatments which used to require cutting and stitches, bleeding, and drilling. They allow us to perform a lot of complicated tasks in less time, with less discomfort for you, and with faster healing afterward.
Treating Gum Disease
When oral bacteria gets underneath your gumline it can cause infection pretty rapidly. That infection causes your gums to recede, bleed, become inflamed, and eventually lose the ability to stabilize your teeth. Gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in the world, but it can be easily treated, especially with lasers.
Gum disease treatments of the past required using specially-designed tools to go beneath your gumline and scrape away plaque and tartar. While this treatment worked it still didn’t kill the bacteria – just dislodged it. Lasers, on the other hand, destabilize and break the bacteria down along with killing it and sterilizing the area.
Laser gum disease treatment is a far superior choice, providing fast results and a clean mouth in no time at all.
Reshaping Gum Tissue
Does your smile show off a lot of gum tissue? It can be embarrassing to have a gummy smile, but the typical alternative is gum reshaping with a scalpel, stitches, and a lot of pain. There are other reasons to recontour your gums as well, but all of those treatments still meant getting cut up and stitched back together – not exactly a pleasant thought!
Laser technology has made this kind of work amazingly simple. We can reshape your gums without making a single incision, causing no bleeding, and reducing healing times to a mere fraction of what they were. Our lasers can be specially tuned to instantly vaporize gum tissue, The procedure is fast, the laser seals your gums on the spot, and all you’ll feel is some very minor discomfort for a day or two.
With that kind of advancement it’s impossible to think about traditional gum surgery anymore!
Hard Tissue Work
Dental lasers are very versatile – they can be tuned to only work on certain shades of gum tissue, and can also be focused to clear out cavities as well. It’s amazing that we can use them to eliminate decayed tissue while leaving the healthy parts of your teeth untouched and completely cleaned of harmful bacteria.
Using lasers to remove cavities allows us to make the smallest possible hole in your teeth. Smaller fillings are always better because your natural teeth are the best thing suited to the job. Imagine getting dental work done without hearing the drill – that’s a major source of fear for many people, and we can get rid of it for good!
Why Choose Any Other Method?
Dental lasers are an amazing advancement in care, and they only continue to get more advanced as time goes on. We want to be able to give you the most stress-free, comfortable, and simple dental care we can and lasers are one more way we can do that!
If the idea of dental procedures still makes you nervous we can understand, and we’re willing to help make everything we do easier for you. We offer a variety of ways to relieve dental anxiety – just let us know you need help!
Let Dental Technology Work For You!
There’s no reason you have to tolerate dental care that involves scalpels, stitches, and blood. If you want to find out about all the things dental lasers can do for you it just takes a phone call to Shorewood Family Dental Care!
Give us a call today at 815-768-1615 or request an appointment right here online. We’re looking forward to seeing you!