Everyone gets a bit skittish when it comes to going to the dentist. They each have their own reasons but visiting the dentist does not have to be a painful and uncomfortable experience. During traditional dental drilling the cause of pain is related to heat, vibration and pressure. Lasers do not produce heat, vibration or pressure, making it essentially pain free.
While not commonly associated with dental treatment, lasers have been used in dentistry since the early 1990’s. One of the most common uses of dental lasers is as a tool to kill bacteria – the laser is powerful enough to kill bacteria beneath the surface without removing the tissue, this is a way to treat infected or diseased tissue that would otherwise be difficult to reach with normal tools.
The dental laser provides a number of advantages for both patient and dentist. Firstly, the laser is quieter than the drill, allowing the patient to enjoy a more relaxed experience. And when the patient is calm and relaxed, the dentist can do the best job possible. And because they are “laser focused” on the task at hand, the bacteria-killing nature of the laser and its precision can lead to better results and shorter healing times. Again, the advantages are staggering! Who wouldn’t want to visit the dentist now?
When used by a trained dentist, the dental laser is a fantastic technical advancement that both patients and dentist can appreciate. So, don’t fear the dentist’s chair anymore – the dentist is here to make sure your smile is as healthy as it can possibly be. Except now it’s going to be a pleasant experience for everyone involved.
For more information about laser dentistry, call Dr. Schneider in Mooresville, NC at 704-660-1802 or visit www.schneidersmiles.com.
Dr. Schneider proudly serve patients from Mooresville and all surrounding areas.