What is Laser Dentistry?
- Posted on: Sep 23 2011
Laser dentistry utilizes a high-energy beam to complete both hard tissue and soft tissue dental treatments. This revolutionary technique is fast, less invasive that previous techniques, and allows Philadelphia cosmetic dentist, Dr. Lindsey Marshall more precision and accuracy. Because it doesn’t require stitches or anesthesia, Philadelphia laser dentistry is less painful and has a faster recovery time than the traditional scalpel or drill.
Philadelphia laser dentistry can be used for the following procedures:
- Detecting decay: A low-intensity laser can identify decay in its early stages.
- Filling teeth: Dental lasers can remove bacteria and decay more effectively and thoroughly than hand-held tools.
- Gum recontouring: Lasers are used to reshape your gum line and can eliminate excessive gum tissue to create a more attractive, healthy smile.
- Preventing tooth sensitivity: Dental lasers can seal the tubules that decreases and even eliminate sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures.
- Teeth whitening: Lasers are used to activate the whitening gel used in tooth whitening procedures.
- Folds in your soft tissue: If you have folds in your soft tissue, instead of having sutures placed, a dental laser can correct these folds (often created by ill-fitting dentures).
If you live in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area and are interested laser dentistry to enhance your smile, please contact our cosmetic dentistry office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marshall.
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