Laser Dentistry for Independence, Blue Springs, & Lee's Summit MO
Laser dentistry is a very effective, non-invasive way to treat a wide range of different dental health issues. Here at Dental Excellence, we have a large team of dentists
that are experienced in using laser dentistry techniques, so you can rest assured that you are in good hands.
Laser dentistry was first declared to be safe for patients in 1990 by the FDA and the practice has been growing in popularity ever since. If you haven’t had laser treatments on your teeth and gums before it can be daunting, but we are here to answer any questions that you have. Laser dentistry is far less invasive than traditional treatments and if you are concerned about needles and drills, it could be the right option for you. This page will tell you everything that you need to know about all of the different laser treatments that we offer here at Dental Excellence.
How Does Laser Dentistry Work?
When conducting laser dentistry treatments, our doctors will use a small implement that creates light energy and focuses it into a beam. When this beam comes into contact with your teeth and gums, it creates a reaction, which can remove areas of the tooth or gum or reshape it as needed. This simple process is far less invasive than traditional methods, so it’s much better for our patients. A wide range of dental health issues can be treated using this basic laser treatment.
Many people find the idea of laser surgery quite scary and they worry that it is not safe. However, laser dentistry is perfectly safe and, in most cases, it is more comfortable for the patient than traditional methods because you will not experience the vibrations or heat that you would from a drill. The recovery periods are much shorter with laser treatments as well because there is no cutting involved. In most cases, there is no need to have a numbing injection, so if you are afraid of needles, laser dentistry is perfect for you.
What Problems Can Be Treated With Laser Dentistry?
The possibilities are endless when laser treatments are used. These are some of the most common dental health issues that can be managed using laser dentistry.
Identifying areas of the tooth that are decaying and removing the decay
Managing bacteria in gaps between teeth and gums and removing infected tissues. This is a very effective way to deal with gum disease and prevent tooth loss
Laser dentistry is perfectly safe for children, so it can be used for any pediatric treatments as well. Children are often anxious about dental treatments, especially invasive ones that involve drilling or surgically removing sections of the gum. But with laser treatments, the whole experience will be much better for them.
Laser treatments are also a very effective tool for preventative dentistry
. Our expert doctors are able to use laser technology to detect hidden cavities that would otherwise go undetected. Identifying these problems early and managing them is the best way to protect your dental health. Our team will give you advice to help you improve your dental hygiene routine and deal with these hidden cavities without the need for invasive procedures.
The Benefits Of Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry treatments, when administered by our experienced doctors, have a lot of benefits over traditional treatments. These are some of the major benefits of laser dentistry:
In most cases, there is no need for sutures after treatment, which means that recovery times are much shorter.
The laser negates the need for cutting and also encourages blood clotting, so there is less bleeding with laser treatments.
Many laser treatments don’t require anaesthetic, making them perfect for patients that do not like needles.
The risk of bacterial infections is greatly reduced because the laser sterilizes the area during the treatment.
Laser treatments are highly localized and targeted, meaning that damage to the surrounding area is reduced.
Are There Any Risks Involved With Laser Dentistry?
It is important to remember that there are risks involved with any kind of treatment, but the risks associated with laser treatments are minimal and our doctors will put all of the right measures in place to ensure that you are safe. In most cases, damage caused by laser dentistry is due to incorrect use of the technology. It is important that the right wavelength is used to avoid tissue damage, which is why you should only receive laser treatments from experienced doctors. We will provide you with eye protection during the treatment and our doctors will wear protection at all times throughout the treatment as well. If you are concerned about the potential risks, you can speak with one of our doctors before the treatment and they will put your mind at ease.
Here at Dental Excellence, we have a large team of experienced doctors that can administer a range of different laser dentistry treatments. We will be here for you at every step of the way and the whole process will be explained to you, so all of your questions will be answered and any worries that you have about laser treatments will be addressed. We can help to manage a wide range of different dental health issues and provide treatment where needed. Our extensive experience of laser dentistry also allows us to provide an excellent preventative dentistry service, so you can protect your dental health in the long term.
We are dedicated to providing a personalized service to all of our patients so, even though we are a large practice, we offer the same care and attention that you come to expect from a small boutique practice. Our patients are at the heart of everything that we do and your comfort and health always come first.
If you think that laser dentistry may be the right treatment for you, Contact us
to schedule an appointment today!