Laser dentistry, as you might expect, is the process of using lasers to treat various dental conditions. It may sound like some new-fangled treatment, but actually, dentists have been using laser treatments since as far back as 1989.
One of the biggest advantages of using it in Canton, Mississippi over more traditional procedures is the fact that lasers can be less invasive, and therefore less painful, than drills and other traditional dental instruments, especially when working with soft tissue.
What can laser dentistry be used to treat?
In Canton, Mississippi can be used to treat a wide range of dental issues very effectively. Here are some of the most common procedures that we dentists can use lasers to perform:
- Treating tooth decay
- Treatment for hypersensitivity
- Gum disease treatment
- Tooth whitening
If you are currently experiencing any of these dental issues and you would like to know more about the possibilities of using lasers in your treatment, we would be only too happy to answer any questions you may have.
How is laser dentistry performed?
There are two basic forms of laser treatment – hard and soft tissue procedures. As you would expect, hard laser dentistry is all about the teeth, whereas soft laser dentistry deals with the gums and soft tissues of the mouth cavity.
Here are some examples of hard tissue procedures:
Lasers are really good at detecting cavities at an early stage by locating evidence of tooth decay before it may become apparent to you.
Lasers are more often replacing drills when it comes to performing fillings and other tooth preparations. Not only are they gentler, but they are also able to kill bacteria within the cavity, which makes them the better option for many patients.
Here are some examples of soft tissue procedures:
It’s amazing to think that lasers can be used to reshape gum and bone tissue to create a healthier shape and structure of tooth, If your teeth aren’t how you would like them, we may be able to lengthen and reshape them using the latest laser technology.
If you have a gummy smile, you may be perfectly happy with it, in which case, skip this section, but if you would like to improve your smile, you may be happy to know that it is possible to do so using laser dentistry in Canton, Mississippi. Lasers are used to reshape the gums to give your smile a more typical appearance.
Seeing inside the gums
Perhaps most amazingly of all, we dentists can use laser dentistry to see into your gum tissue so we can quickly identify any issues that may not be so obvious,. We can then use lasers to remove tumors and other growths from the gums.
Is it safe?
Yes, providing you see a qualified dentist who is trained, it is just as safe as any other form of dentistry.