At Villanova Dental Studio, we strive to use the latest in dental technology. Updated dental techniques make dental procedures easier for both the staff performing them and the patients receiving them. This is why we offer laser dentistry for a variety of services. Dr. Ami Barakat, a family dentist in Stittsville, ON, discusses laser dentistry and why you should make sure it’s used for your next dental procedure.
What Can Laser Dentistry Treat?
We have a couple of types of lasers at our office so that we can offer laser dentistry for a wide variety of treatments for both children and adults. These include:
- Treating dental cavities
- Gum disease
- Gum recontouring
- Gummy smiles
- Smile design
With laser dentistry, you can avoid invasive and sometimes painful surgeries or treatments. It doesn’t require drills or sutures and is virtually painless, no matter what service is being performed.
The Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry has been revolutionary in the industry. It’s a minimally invasive technique that can treat conditions that previously were only treatable through more invasive surgical techniques. Because of this, you have less bleeding, swelling, and post-treatment pain or discomfort from your treatment. You don’t have to worry about sutures.
Since it’s less invasive, healing times are also faster. Some people don’t need anesthetic at all, while others opt for just local anesthesia. Lasers are able to be much more precise than other options. Your natural tooth structure won’t be as impacted and gums and other soft tissue will stay safe when they’re not being treated.
One of the best perks for both children and those with dental anxiety is that laser dentistry can reduce dental fear. Many people are triggered by the noise of the drill. Laser dentistry doesn’t have that. Since it’s quicker and less painful, there’s even less to be afraid or intimidated by. You or your child can walk into your appointment without fear.
Waterlase™ iPlus Vs. Ezlase™ Lasers
We utilize both of these lasers to offer laser dentistry for a wide variety of treatment options. The iPlus laser is used to take care of dental cavities and other tooth decay, as well as perform root canals and contour gum tissue. It can take the place of oral surgery and treatments that would require drills for both hard and soft tissues.
With the Ezlase™, we focus on periodontal therapy and other soft tissue problems. This eliminates the need for gum surgery for many patients.
Your Family Dentist in Stittsville, Ontario
Laser dentistry is a wonderful option for both adults and children, particularly those that suffer from dental anxiety. To have a consultation about laser dentistry, call us or schedule an appointment online!