Laser dentistry has exploded in popularity recently, and it’s easy to see why. Laser dentistry is precise, minimally invasive, and can be considerably less uncomfortable. The unique benefits of this technology have led to an increasing number of dentists choosing these laser-based procedures over conventional methods whenever possible.
If you dread having dental work done and have been putting off important procedures due to anxiety, we have good news—laser dentistry can treat many dental conditions and transform your smile! To help you understand how lasers can give you comfortable, efficient, and affordable care, let’s take a closer look at what laser dentistry is and how it works. Keep reading below to learn more!
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry uses lasers to treat dental conditions involving teeth, gums, and bones. Our instruments create light energy in a very narrow and focused beam that produces a reaction when it hits the tissue. This allows the tissue to be shaped or removed. We’re able to use laser dentistry in a wide variety of procedures, including:
- ulcer treatments
- cavity removal
- crown lengthening
- gingival contouring
- periodontal treatments
- dental implants
- cosmetic laser gingivectomy
- hypersensitivity treatments
- tooth decay treatments
- gum disease treatments
- teeth whitening
At Accent Smile Center, we use the innovative DEKA dental laser system as a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. We use this dental laser instead of a dental drill for most of our procedures, and you’ll be delighted to find there’s almost no pain or vibration. Nearly every patient who receives DEKA laser treatment skips anesthesia because they simply don’t need it!
All about the DEKA laser
At Accent Smile Center, we use the DEKA CO2 laser to give you cutting-edge treatment and excellent results. The DEKA laser is the ultimate in soft-tissue application.
Laser dentistry is great for treating soft tissues in the mouth, whether it be an issue related to tongue or lip ties, periodontal treatments, or problems with snoring. With just a single appointment, it can provide excellent results.
Utilizing CO2 energy in conjunction with the engineering ingenuity of DEKA, this laser is one of a kind. The DEKA CO2 laser is minimally invasive, so you won’t have any bleeding during the treatment. Laser treatment has no side effects or downtime, so you’ll have an easy, comfortable experience.
Our DEKA laser is also great for restorative dentistry, periodontal pocket sterilization, and more! It offers many benefits when compared to traditional treatments, including:
- Faster healing
- Reduced risk of infection
- Minimal discomfort
- Decontamination during treatment
- No topical anesthetic required
- Minimal postoperative pain
- Quick procedures
- Increased collagen stimulation
How does laser dentistry work?
The wavelength soft tissue lasers use is highly absorbable by water and hemoglobin, the oxygenating protein in red blood cells. This makes them more effective for soft tissue management.
We use DEKA soft tissue lasers to kill bacteria, activate the regrowth of tissues, and penetrate the soft tissue while sealing blood vessels and nerve endings. This helps lessen or eliminate postoperative discomfort and promotes faster tissue healing.
Find the best in laser dentistry with Accent Smile Center
Many dentists and patients are turning to laser dentistry because of these systems’ distinct benefits. In addition to reducing discomfort and decreasing healing time, procedures performed using the DEKA laser:
- may not require sutures
- may not require anesthesia
- minimize bleeding, as the lasers aid in clotting the exposed blood vessels and inhibit blood loss
- minimize bacterial infections since the lasers sterilize and kill bacteria in the area we’re working on
- reduce damage to the surrounding soft tissue
- have a faster healing time because the soft tissues of the mouth can regenerate more quickly
As you can see, laser dentistry is a convenient solution to many common dental problems, from cosmetic to complex. If you’d like to learn more about what our DEKA dental laser system has to offer your smile, get in touch today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Gatgens or Dr. Densmore in our Dickson office.