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Laser Dental Treatment: The Way to the Best Dental Care

Laser Dental Treatment in San Jose

Senior citizens will remember the jokes and stories about patients' pain and discomfort when receiving dental treatment. Those days have long since gone, and a visit to the dentist is no longer a frightening experience. Among the major changes in dentistry is the use of lasers. Lasers deliver energy in the form of light, and this provides a way to carefully target dental problems and treat them with the minimum of side effects and pain. Lasers have reduced the need for and use of many traditional dental tools and implements.

Patient Benefits

Lasers have been used for dental treatment since 1994, and like all technologies, lasers too have evolved over time. The cutting-edge laser available today is the Sirona Advance PlusLaser. It has a dual wavelength that increases the precision of procedures. This translates into several benefits for the patient.

  • Shorter Appointments: Because of the speed at which it operates, laser treatment means less time spent in the dentist's office.
  • Greater Comfort: Because no cutting or drilling is involved, bleeding and swelling and the associated discomfort are greatly reduced.
  • Less Anxiety: Since dental drills are not used, the anxiety that most patients feel when the drill is being used in their mouths is removed.
  • Faster Recovery: Since the laser is so focused and accurate and the amount of swelling is significantly reduced, the patient's recovery time is greatly reduced, and the chance of any complications arising is most unlikely.

Where Lasers Are Used

Lasers have a plenty of dental applications. Among the most common are

  • Decay removal
  • Filling placement
  • Root canal treatment
  • Oral lesion treatment
  • Facial and lip recontouring
  • Gum disease therapy
  • Throat tightening to reduce snoring
  • Gum Recontouring
  • Crown and veneer placement

Your dentist will be able to tell you more about the use of lasers to treat any specific dental issues you may have. While lasers have changed the face of modern dentistry, they are not a magical cure-all. How effective they are, how comfortable the treatment is, and how quick the recovery is will depend on the skill and experience of the dentist. If you are looking for the best in dental care or cosmetic dentistry, go to a dentist that specializes in laser dentistry. How do you find one? It is simple - search online for dentists in your area and find one that offers a full range of dental services, including specialized laser dentistry. The reason for finding a dentist that offers all services is that not everything can be treated with lasers, and it's always best to be able to go to a dentist that knows you and your family and understands the associated and required dental care needs.

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