Laser Dentistry | Bountiful, UT
Laser dentistry is the latest advancement in dental technology. The lasers we use in laser dentistry at our practice are an alternative to the common hand-held scalpel. These lasers direct an invisible energy beam onto problem areas and allow us to efficiently treat gums. The benefit of laser dentistry is that they minimize the pain most often associated with dental procedures, meaning more comfort to our patients. Clinical studies show that approximately 96% of all patients require no anesthesia when lasers are being used during dental treatments. Dental lasers have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and are safe for both adults and children.
Soft Tissue Laser
Soft tissue lasers are used to safely remove soft tissue, such as excess gum tissue. The soft tissue laser can also be employed to destroy bacteria in gum pockets, preventing infection and allowing the tissue to return to a healthy state. The soft tissue laser enables the dentist to treat our patients with extreme accuracy and eliminates the need for most stitches.
Some procedures where a laser is used:
- Dental implants and other oral surgeries
- Tooth sensitivity
- Cold sore treatment
Lasers are an amazing advancement that is especially helpful to those people who fear going to the dentist. Lasers make dental procedures less painful, and more precise. Furthermore, in many procedures, healing time is greatly improved. Better, more comfortable dental care is exactly what we strive for at our Bountiful, UT dental office.