The use of laser technology in dentistry has greatly improved the patient experience in many ways, from better results to less discomfort and downtime. Greeley, CO dentist Dr. Thompson uses dental lasers to treat a range of dental problems at Thompson Advanced Dentistry. Modern dentistry is all about reducing downtime, pain, and discomfort. Laser dentistry does just that. Dr. Thompson is a highly trained and skilled dentist providing safe, painless, and effective results using laser dentistry.
Laser Dentistry in Greeley, CO
Laser Dentistry is the use of high-quality dental lasers to perform non-invasive and painless dental treatments. A dental laser is typically a handheld device that uses light-based energy to target and treat specific tissues in the mouth. Dental lasers can be used on hard tissue such as the tooth surface or soft tissues like the gums.
Precise lasers can eliminate bacteria and stimulate the natural regrowth of soft oral tissues. The laser energy can accurately remove or “vaporize” the tissue it is used on to address decay, irregularities, infection, and other concerns.
Sometimes visible as a beam of light, the dental laser may be used with a local anesthetic for comfort. Laser dentistry offers several benefits for patients including:
- More accurate dental treatments
- Some dental procedures are pain-free with laser dentistry
- Less invasive with little to no impact to surrounding tissues
- Less bleeding, swelling and other common side effects with more traditional treatment modalities
- Shorter recovery times for most patients and stimulation of the body’s natural healing processes
Laser Dentistry FAQs
What can a dental laser be used for?
We use laser dentistry to address a wide range of oral health issues because of its less invasive, precise, and painless results. Lasers can be used in dental care to treat a range of soft and hard tissue dental concerns. Dr. Thompson often uses laser dentistry to perform a frenectomy for a tongue tie, to remove damaged or infected gum tissue, and to treat tooth decay. Patients with dental anxiety often prefer laser dentistry for its quiet, comfortable, and painless dental treatment options.
Laser dentistry can be used to treat:
- Tooth Decay
- Gum Disease
- Teeth Whitening
- Dental Fillings
- Crown Lengthening
- Gum Reduction
- TMJ Treatments
Is laser dentistry safe?
Laser dentistry is very safe and has been used for many years in dental practices around the country. Dr. Thompson will thoroughly evaluate your needs and the condition of your teeth and gums prior to any treatment to ensure that your experience is both safe and effective.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry offers patients a less invasive treatment option that reduces the need for anesthesia. Laser dentistry reduces bleeding, swelling and even shortens downtimes after treatment. Patients experience an overall more comfortable treatment during and after their procedures. Laser dentistry can eliminate the need for drills and sutures, reducing overall anxiety and making visiting the dentist a more pleasant experience.
Is laser dentistry covered by dental insurance?
It can be covered, but it depends on how comprehensive your dental insurance plan is. Some providers cover common laser procedures due to their restorative nature, but others only cover part or none of the procedure. To find out if you are covered, contact your dental insurance provider. We also provide financing options for any patient that needs assistance.
Will dental lasers cause more pain than traditional procedures?
No. Dental lasers are so accurate and efficient that pain from your dental issue is almost immediately relieved after treatment. Dental lasers use light technology, so there is no physical part of the device touching your sensitive tissue.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
If you are looking for a dentist who provides the most modern dental technology has to offer, contact our Greeley dentist office to learn more about laser dentistry. Dr. Thompson provides all patients with personalized, comprehensive oral health exams to determine the appropriate treatment.
Our goal is to bring health and balance to the teeth and gums through conservative, high-quality dentistry. Let us make you feel right at home with preventative dental care, and painless procedures using advanced dental lasers. Give us a call at 970.205.9614 or request an appointment online today.