A laser is a focused beam of light that can treat many dental problems, including cavities and gum disease. At Gallery 32 Dental Arts, Dr. Allman uses lasers to sterilize the gums, repair damaged tissues, and remove infected tissue. Lasers can also be used to kill harmful oral bacteria that cause decay and disease.
Patients may feel a slight tingling sensation during the procedure. No local anesthesia or pain medication is typically needed during laser treatments. Patients undergoing laser dentistry treatments can enjoy a faster recovery time and less discomfort than traditional dental treatments.
The Benefits of Laser Dentistry
When our dentist performs a procedure using a laser, this ensures that any incisions are precise and that tissue is cut without damaging other structures like gums and bone. This also means faster healing because there won’t be as much tissue trauma.
When our dentist uses a laser to perform procedures, most patients report less bleeding than with traditional surgical instruments. In most cases, this signifies that the laser is more gentle on the gum tissue.
Reduced Risk of Infection
Since the laser also sterilizes as it cuts through tissue, the risk of infection is reduced substantially. This is particularly relevant for patients with compromised immune systems or at greater risk for infection due to other health factors.
Because there is less trauma to the tissue when the laser is used, many patients experience reduced pain and swelling during their recovery, which means a faster return to everyday life.
Is Laser Dentistry Safe?
Yes, laser dentistry is entirely safe and effective. It is one of the most commonly performed procedures in dentistry today. At our dental office, we use lasers to treat many oral health concerns, such as removing decay and bacteria from teeth and gums, reshaping gums to improve the appearance of your smile, and more!
Our laser dentistry treatments are quick and effective in treating various problems and, in most cases, painless. Many of our patients report that their procedures feel similar to getting a routine filling or an anesthetic shot. Of course, if you feel any pain during the treatment, please let us know immediately so we can stop the procedure and help you feel more comfortable. Sometimes, there can be some discomfort following laser treatments due to inflammation of the gums. However, this only lasts a few days and can be treated with over-the-counter pain medications.
Laser dentistry has many benefits, including greater precision and comfort during dental procedures. Visit the dentist in Atlanta, GA - Gallery 32 Dental Arts at 3580 Piedmont Road NE, STE #104, Atlanta, GA 30305, or call (404) 255-6929 to learn more about laser dentistry.