Have you ever wondered about laser dentistry and how it can help you?
Lawrence Park Dental in North York offers laser dentistry as another alternative to standard dental care. Here is some information about the use of laser dentistry in our office.
About Laser Dentistry
When you have issues with your smile laser dentistry is often performed as it’s a minimally invasive option. Lasers can be used by Dr. Queiroz both outside and inside of the mouth. These are some of the procedure that you can have done with laser dentistry in our North York office:
- Cold sore treatment
- Help with root canal infections
- Treat tooth sensitivity
- Treat gum disease
- Reshape the gums
- Remove an oral tumor that’s benign
- Remove decay
- Teeth whitening
The Major Benefits Of Laser Dentistry
If you have a small procedure done you probably won’t need sutures. You are less likely to have to go under anesthesia. There is less chance for infection when you use laser dentistry. There is less collateral damage to your tissue and the healing time is often shortened. You will lose less blood from the mouth when you compare it to traditional dental surgery. You can speak with your dentist about the benefits of having laser dentistry performed.
What Happens During a Procedure?
A laser dentistry procedure is similar to a regular dental appointment. You may receive anesthesia or a sedative if you have anxiety but in many cases, this isn’t necessary. You don’t feel any discomfort or vibration from the laser as you would when the dentist uses a drill. If there is any bleeding this is wiped away. The laser is used much like any other dentistry tool to treat your individual issue.
After Your Procedure
After your visit to our laser dentistry North York clinic, you will have a smooth recovery time. There is far less bleeding with laser dentistry when compared to other procedures. You will have to follow the instructions that the dentist gives you to ensure the area is cleaned so infections don’t develop. Any discomfort or pain that you feel is going to be minor and we’ll probably go away quite quickly if you have any.
There are lasers used for both hard tissues as well as soft tissue. The lasers feature a different wavelength for cutting into the tissue. The tissue absorbs different types of light wavelengths so when the light is altered the tissue is cut in the appropriate way using the right laser.
Hard Tissue Laser
To cut the teeth and bone a hard tissue laser is used. It’s used to cut through the tough calcium phosphate that is in the teeth in the bones. These heart tissue lasers are used for tooth sensitivity, detecting cavities, and getting the teeth ready for dental restorations.
Soft Tissue Laser
The soft tissue laser has a wavelength that water and hemoglobin will absorb easily. hemoglobin is in the blood of tissue so lasers are often used to treat issues with your gums. These lasers are used to cut into soft tissue and then to seal blood vessels that have been exposed. They’re used to reshape gums, treat gingivitis and periodontitis, lengthen a crown and teeth whitening.
Lawrence Park Dental is located in the heart of North York, just South off of Hwy 401. If you’d like to learn more about laser dentistry and how it can help you, call us at (416) 488 7454 to schedule an appointment.