How does a dentist in Lakewood, CO use laser technology?

Laser dental procedures from dentist in lakewood

At South Lakewood Dental, we are always doing our best to keep up with the latest advances in dentistry that could make your dental experience better. One of the ways technology has improved dentistry since the 1990s is by introducing the use of lasers to dental treatment. So how do lasers work in dentistry?

What are lasers used for in dentistry?

The amazing thing about lasers is that they can be used in treatments that would otherwise require surgery or drilling. Lasers work in unique ways to treat dental problems such as gum disease without painful surgery. Special lasers can be used to remove infected gum tissue without damaging healthy gum tissue. Lasers may also treat infections and decay in teeth as well as uncover partially erupted wisdom teeth, all without using blades or drills. Dentists use lasers not only to treat dental problems but also to identify cavities and other signs of decay that might not be noticeable otherwise.

What types of lasers are there?

At our practice, we use three primary types of laser technology. For treating dental decay, we use Waterlase in place of drills to remove any decayed material. When a patient has gum disease, we can offer Ezlase to remove the bad gum tissue without resorting to traditional gum surgery. Even before your teeth show any obvious signs of decay, we can use the DIAGNOdent system to scan your teeth for cavities so we can treat them before they cause too much damage.

What are the benefits of using lasers?

Dr. Scott Stewart chooses to use lasers at his practice because they offer so many benefits to patients like you. Since they eliminate the need for surgery and drilling in many cases, they offer a much more comfortable treatment for many dental problems. This can also help patients who have dental anxiety feel less anxious about getting the treatment they need. Lasers preserve healthy tooth and gum tissue in the process of removing decayed material.

If you are looking for a more comfortable dental experience, visit our Lakewood, CO office to receive the latest in laser treatment from a local dentist.

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