Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss in adults and often requires modern and advanced treatment techniques. Dr. Robert Cain is a Knoxville, TN periodontist dedicated to helping patients with advanced gum disease achieve a healthy, beautiful smile with minimally invasive treatments. Learn more about how we use laser dentistry to treat gum disease, offering several benefits to our patients.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Dental lasers are used to improve accuracy and reduce recovery time for a variety of dental treatments. There are two types of lasers that have different uses, depending on the type of treatment:
- Hard tissue lasers: The hard tissue lasers are designed to cut through teeth and bone, such as to repair fillings or prepare teeth for reshaping.
- Soft tissue lasers: This type of laser can penetrate soft tissue and sealing blood vessels and nerve endings, which enables faster healing. These lasers are often used in treating gum disease.
How Does Laser Dentistry Work?
A dental laser is a hand-held instrument that delivers a narrow, very precise beam of high-intensity light. The beam only comes into contact with the targeted area, leaving the healthy tissues intact. This also makes the instrument easier to control so the depth and cut are minimized, so your treatment is fast, predictable, and easily controlled.
Laser Dentistry Benefits
Not all dental practices offer laser dentistry, but PRACTICE NAME is proud to offer this revolutionary treatment option to provide benefits to patients:
- Minimal bleeding
- Reduced recovery time
- Less need for anesthesia
- No downtime
- No sutures
- More precision, leading to better aesthetics
Is Laser Dentistry Painful?
In many cases, patients do not require anesthesia during treatment with laser dentistry. Patients often choose laser dentistry because it provides a more comfortable treatment. Treatment time and recovery time are significantly reduced, allowing you to return to your normal activities sooner.
Laser Dentistry in Knoxville, TN
If you’ve been putting off seeing a dentist because of fear of a painful, extended treatment and recovery, laser dentistry might be right for you. Schedule an appointment online or call our office at (865) 280-1173 today.