While you may be familiar with laser treatments in the medical and cosmetic surgery fields, the use of laser treatments also occurs in the dental field. Does the sound of a traditional dental drill keep you from regular dental visits? Then laser dentistry may be just what you are looking for.
While not yet considered mainstream in many dental offices, the use of lasers to treat hard and soft tissue dental conditions is rapidly growing. When used, the focused light beams target diseased or damaged tissue, and in most cases, this minimally invasive procedure offers our patients many benefits over traditional dental treatment options.
LASER stands for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” The laser instruments used by dentists create a narrow and focused beam of light designed to react to specific tissue. Each laser instrument produces different wavelengths in order to target specific tissue. For example, soft tissue lasers target gum and soft tissue, such as the gums, while hard tissue lasers target hard tissue, such as teeth and bone.
When you come in for a laser dental treatment in Baton Rouge, you will find your appointment begins in a similar fashion to traditional dental treatments. You may receive local anesthesia or numbing, though at a much lower amount than required for traditional treatment. You will not experience the vibrations and discomfort you experience with traditional dental drills and, in most cases, you will experience little to no pain or discomfort. Laser treatments are often much quicker than traditional dental procedures and offer other additional benefits.
In addition to reducing or eliminating pain during dental procedures, laser dentistry offers a wide variety of benefits for patients. These can include:
Overall, laser procedures are more relaxed experiences.
Common Baton Rouge laser dental procedures at Elements Dental Spa include:
At Elements Dental Spa – Baton Rouge Dentist & Aesthetics Spa, our doctors have the training and expertise to use laser dentistry in Baton Rouge for reduced chair time, speedy recovery, optimal outcomes, and happy patients. If you are interested in learning more about how laser dentistry can help you address your dental concerns, contact us today at 225-925-2118.