The use of laser technology in dentistry has greatly improved the patient experience in many ways, from better results to less discomfort and downtime. Dr. Thompson uses dental lasers to treat a range of dental problems at Thompson Advanced Dentistry in Greeley, CO. 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.
What Is A Dental Laser?
Laser Dentistry is the use of high-quality dental lasers to perform treatments in a less invasive way. A dental laser is typically a handheld device that uses light-based energy to target and to 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 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 treatment
- 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
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, more comfortable 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.
Laser Dentistry- What Are The Benefits?
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.
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.
Schedule A Dental Exam Today
Dr. Thompson provides all patients with personalized, comprehensive oral health exams to determine 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.