Benefits of Laser Dentistry Procedures

Posted on: 22 February 2019

If you are facing dental surgery or a cosmetic procedure, then your dentist may mention laser options. The use of laser dentistry is not new, although most patients do not know it is available for some of the more common dental procedures. If you have the option of going with laser-based procedures, you may want to consider the benefits they can offer for you and your overall oral health. Here are a few of those benefits:

Reduced Stitches

One of the benefits to using laser dentistry deals with the aftercare. When you have extractions or gum surgery, stitches are usually part of that procedure. This is especially true when there are teeth that have broken off at the gum line and you need to have them surgically removed. When laser dentistry is used, the chance of having stitches is reduced greatly. In cases when you still need stitches, the number of stitches is reduced greatly.

Faster Healing

One of the leading benefits that causes many patients to choose laser dentistry from their dentist is the healing time. Laser procedures tend to heal faster than traditional methods. One of the main reasons for this is the reduction of blood that is lost during the procedures. Additionally, the cuts do not have to be as deep for most of the surgeries. The lasers are more precise and can reduce the incisions needed as well. This also reduces the chances of bacteria and possible infection that can increase healing times.

Less Damage

In some cases, traditional dental procedures can cause damage around the area of the procedure. There can be damage to the jaw, the tissue, and the gums. This additional damage can be painful and cause potential issues with further treatment, aftercare, and ongoing care of oral health. With the laser option, there is less damage to the area. This means less pain and possibly less time for the procedure itself. The aftercare and treatment plan can become faster with reduced pain medications, due to the reduced damage from the lasers as well. 

If you think that laser dentistry may be ideal for your upcoming dental procedures, consider a consultation with your dentist. They can discuss the options with you and find a suitable treatment that will work for your needs. They can also confirm pricing for your procedure and whether or not insurance coverage is applied to the laser procedure you need.

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