Laser dentistry uses a concentrated beam of light to perform a variety of dental treatments with a higher level of precision than traditional treatments. Unlike scalpels and cutting tools, laser dentistry penetrates through decay, soft tissue, and bone without causing surrounding damage. Less injury to the tissues in your mouth can result in a shorter recovery and less pain for you.
Dr. Wilhelm uses laser dentistry to treat a wide range of conditions. He may recommend laser dentistry to:
The Biolase® can cut through soft tissue gently. If you have a gummy smile — when your gums appear disproportionately long compared with your teeth — the laser can remove excess tissue to cosmetically enhance your smile.
Laser dentistry offers many advantages over traditional treatment methods, including:
Compared with traditional drills, lasers emit beams that only target specific areas of tissue. As a result, they typically offer a more comfortable experience.
The Biolase device allows Dr. Wilhelm enhanced control to make more precise cuts in hard and soft tissue to prevent unnecessary damage to your surrounding tissues.
Laser dentistry can replace drills and cutting devices in a wide array of treatments to perform procedures with less pain, bleeding, and downtime than traditional surgery.
Laser devices simultaneously cut and cauterize the treated tissue to promote blood clotting and lower the risk of infection.
With less tissue damage, laser dentistry procedures typically result in shorter recovery times than traditional procedures.
If you frequently experience dental anxiety, laser dentistry may be right for you. Most patients with dental phobias find laser treatments to be quieter and less painful than traditional procedures. Laser devices also reduce the need for anesthesia, so you can recover quicker at home.
To learn more about laser dentistry, call Newport Dental Arts or schedule an appointment online today.