Laser Dentistry: the Answer to Dentophobia

Pain, hassle and cost – these things usually keep people from visiting the dentist. The combination of aftercare aches, lengthy treatments and costs leave an undesirable experience for patients. Thanks to laser dentistry, however, people have no more reasons to fear the dentist.
Danny de Villiers DentistLaser dentistry is an advanced treatment method for a range oral problems, such as tooth decay and gum disease. Lasers reduce discomfort from canker sores, remove decay and cure or harden the tooth’s filling. Laser dentistry can also remove bacteria in the gums, lesions in the mouth and infections in root canals.
Besides surgeries, the lasers have preventative and cosmetic fucions. Dentists use it to perform biopsies for oral cancer, reshape gums, bone tissue for crown lengthening procedures and remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement. The laser energy hits the peroxide bleaching solution in the tooth’s surface, which activates and speeds up the teeth whitening process.
Laser dentistry lessens the difficulties, pain and costs that come with dental treatments. Dentists have greater control and precision in the procedures, making sure that errors are less likely to happen. Laser treatments are usually painless, which reduce anaesthesia and its side effects. Patients wear special glasses to protect their eyes from the laser.
Unlike dental drills, laser treatment does not produce unpleasant pressure, noise and vibrations that may affect treatment and patients. This procedure is less invasive and almost bloodless, reducing post-treatment complications and accelerating the patient’s recovery. Those with sensitive teeth do not have to endure more pain during and after the treatment.
Whilst laser dentistry has many advantages, do note that it has its limitations. It does not apply to some scenarios, such as curing teeth with existing fillings, fixing large cavities for crown implants or filling cavities between teeth. Dentists may have to use drills to shape the filling, adjust the bite, and polish the filling on a case-to-case basis.
Find out if you are eligible for laser treatments by consulting the dentists who practice it. Danny de Villiers Dentist is a certified laser dentistry practitioner in Weybridge. We perform minimally invasive laser treatments for your convenience and peace of mind.