How can laser dental treatment help patients in Lakewood?

Laser Usage in Dentistry from dentist in Lakewood

Lasers have been used for multiple purposes for many years, but it has only been in recent decades that dentists have begun to apply them in the field of dentistry. To some, lasers may still sound like something from a sci-fi movie, but lasers have actually become incredibly helpful because of their unique properties. For some time now, lasers have been used in other medical fields such as dermatology and ophthalmology for removing dead tissue, stimulating new tissue growth, and for cutting and reshaping tissue. The fact that lasers eliminate the need for blades in many of these cases makes laser treatments increasingly popular with doctors and patients alike.

In dentistry, as in most other areas, there are different types of lasers that can be used for different treatments. Problems that can be treated with lasers include gum disease, decaying teeth, canker sores, and discolored teeth. Lasers can also help in performing a biopsy to check tissues in the mouth for cancer. Lasers generally work either by using their heat to remove or cut into damaged tissues or to cement restorations like fillings in place. They can also be used in some teeth whitening treatments to enhance the effects of whitening agents.

The lasers we use at South Lakewood Dental include DIAGNOdent™, Ezlase, and Waterlase™. Ezlase can be used to treat gum disease or to re-shape the gum line for cosmetic reasons. Waterlase™ is a unique system that uses energy with water and air to clean teeth and accomplish other minor dental treatments with more comfort than ever before. DIAGNOdent™ helps the dentist find any hidden signs of dental decay so that treatment can begin before cavities set in.

If you are not interested in invasive dental treatments that involve scraping, cutting, and shots, you are exactly the kind of patient that laser dentistry was designed for. At South Lakewood Dental, we seek to help patients like you in Lakewood and nearby areas discover if a laser treatment could improve your dental experience. Make an appointment by calling (855) 233-0023 today and experience the benefits of the future of dentistry for yourself.

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