Here at South Austin Dental, we are experts in laser dentistry. Do you shiver at the thought of visiting a dentist? We’ve all been there. Whether it’s time for our monthly or annual check-ups, or something just doesn’t feel right, most people aren’t excited when it’s time to stop by.
If you’re one of these people, you’ll be glad to hear about laser dentistry. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to tackle issues such as cavity treatment and gum surgery. As the name suggests, it uses lasers, which are focused light beams, to modify or remove tissue.
Our team uses the latest laser technology to ensure maximum effect with the minimum of discomfort.
Why is Laser Dentistry Better than Traditional Methods?
There are various dental issues that will require some sort of surgical procedure. All that tension that your teeth and gums will have to endure can take a toll on you and your desire to ever return when more problems arise. Since laser surgery is minimally invasive, you’ll be able to recover much faster and with less hassle.
Problems such as root canal infections, gum reshaping, disease and inflammation, exposure of wisdom teeth, removing benign oral tumors, cold sore pain treatment, biopsies and more, are some of the ones that can be corrected with laser dentistry. Most importantly, patients that decide for laser dentistry have smoother procedures with much less discomfort and shorter healing time. They are also less likely to require sutures and might not even need any anesthesia.
Additionally, since the laser sterilizes the gums, it makes infections less prone to occur. Patients also lose much less blood than with traditional surgery, and this results in less damage to the gums which, in turn, shortens the recovery/healing time.
Another benefit is that you won’t experience the vibrations and discomfort you would usually feel when a drill is used.
How to Know You’re Getting the Best Possible Care
Dental lasers are simply one more dental instrument, and since we are trained practitioners and follow the accepted practices, they are as safe as any other instrument. Although, since they’re lasers we will ask you to wear eye protection we provide when performing the laser procedure to protect your eyes.
You can also ask us about the extent of our laser training and education to verify we are highly qualified for this procedure. Feel free to ask us as many questions as you need to feel comfortable.
It is also important to mention that laser dentistry isn’t for everyone and can’t be applied to every dental problem. To assess if your particular situation can be corrected using laser dentistry, please see us for a personalized assessment and consultation.
We care about your dental health, and we can help you have the best experience possible. Eliminate your fear of the dentist once and for all, and start enjoying a healthy dental care experience.
For more information, contact us at South Austin Dental at (512) 441-8922 today.