Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Hard Tissue
Many dental practices have lasers that can treat soft tissue. Few have lasers that can also treat hard tissue like bone, dentin, and enamel. But at Oasis Dental Arts, we have this technology, and can use it instead of a dental drill for many procedures.
Some of the benefits include:
- Nearly pain-free dentistry
- No drill sound
- Accurate treatment–it’s point and shoot
- Reduced trauma to teeth
- Procedures done right the first time
Again, the biggest benefit of laser dentistry is the reduction of discomfort. With the dental drill, much of the discomfort comes from the vibrations and heat that penetrate the tooth, irritating the pulp and making it swell up. There is none of that with hard tissue lasers. And those vibrations are also part of the unpleasant sound of dental drills. This sound is one of the main causes of dental anxiety.
The laser also has the ability to precisely treat tooth decay, and because it only treats right where we point it, and doesn’t cause extra damage to teeth, you are less likely to need to come back for additional treatment for the same problem.
Meet Our Lasers
At Oasis Dental Arts, we actually have five different lasers we use.