Why should I use laser dentistry?

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Laser dentistry has a variety of applications. Really, the question should be why shouldn't you use laser dentistry!

Different types of lasers treat different types of tissue in the mouth. Hard-tissue lasers handle issues with your teeth, like treating cavities or root planing for periodontal disease. Soft-tissue layers manage issues with your gums, palate, tongue, and insides of your cheeks, removing lesions and eradicating bacteria.

Here are just a few of the uses for dental lasers:

  • Sterilization of cavities prior to filling
  • Removal of damaged and decayed tooth material
  • Etching prior to restoration
  • Gum sculpting
  • Lesion removal
  • Biopsies
  • Treatment for canker sores
  • Frenectomies and other minor surgeries
  • Root canals
  • Sterilization of pockets when treating periodontal disease
  • Scaling and root planing

While some of these procedures can be performed without lasers, we love the precision that lasers give us. With lasers, we can remove the absolute minimum amount of tissue necessary, without damaging healthy tissue. Lasers don’t make the noises that some people find upsetting at the dental office, and they also minimize discomfort and bleeding.

Do you have a condition that can be treated with lasers? Talk to Dr. Narra and see if she recommends dental lasers in your case. 

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