This article from The Yuma Dentist looks at laser dentistry. It may sound like something from science fiction, but laser dentistry provides an excellent alternative to drills. Much of the dental care performed with lasers doesn’t require that patients to be medicated, allowing for quicker healing times.
Lasers used in dentistry come in two basic categories: hard tissue and soft tissue. At the Yuma Dentist, we have both.
Many patients become anxious while waiting for a shot of painkiller before a dental procedure. Laser dentistry allows for a more relaxed, less stressful dental visit. Yuma Dentist patients also appreciate going home without a numb mouth or drool dripping down their chin.
People in need of oral surgery will experience less bleeding thanks to laser dentistry. Some of the procedures that are performed with lasers are: infected root canal treatment, gum and bone reshaping, wisdom teeth extraction, and teeth whitening.