Let’s face it: sometimes, the dentist can seem awfully intimidating. Between the buzz of the drill, the gleam of the needles, and the little blue napkin on your chest, it’s easy to feel like a specimen in a strange experiment at times. Although dentists are highly trained and the experience is not meant to be frightening, some people just never get used to the dentist. Well, luckily for them, laser dentistry is changing the way we experience the dentist for the better.
How Does Laser Dentistry Work?
Lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light to your teeth. This energy vaporizes tissue and serves as an extremely accurate method of performing surgical procedures. The laser makes only a small popping noise– the result of vaporization– and is virtually painless.
About 20% of the American population admit to having a severe fear of needles, and, let’s be honest, the rest the population doesn’t exactly love them either. Laser dentistry eliminates the need for needles in the dentist’s office. This is because the laser used has a numbing effect on the area it is treating. This means it is totally painless and that no needles are required.
Faster Recovery Time
Part of why going to the dentist can seem like such a chore is the recovery time after procedures. In such a fast-paced society, taking a few days off from work to nurse yourself back to health can seem impossible. Because of the precise nature of laser dentistry, less tissue gets damaged during a dental procedure, making the time it takes to recover much shorter than in traditional dentistry.
Speaking of not having enough time for the dentist, laser dentistry allows for fewer visits. Since there is no need for shots or anesthesia, dentists can perform longer procedures on more areas of the mouth that would usually require separate visits with traditional dentistry. Now you have more time on your hands and a faster recovery.
A Sugar Land Dentist for Laser Dentistry Procedures
Laser dentistry isn’t right for every patient or procedure, but it is definitely changing the way dentistry is done. If you would like to know more about how laser dentistry can benefit you, contact A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe in Sugar Land, Texas to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced dentists.