Associates for Family Dentistry Chicago is proud to be a leading 60108 laser dentist. The use of lasers in medical applications has been on the rise for over a quarter of a century now, and they have revolutionized the dental field, conferring great advantages in the treatment of a wide range of dental issues. A laser generator produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy so powerful it can remove and shape soft or hard tissues in the mouth, and precisely cut through tooth structure by exciting the water molecules in the tooth. Some practices even use lasers to help make your teeth look space-age bright!
Laser dentistry can treat many issues, from canker sores to gum disease, and are considered one of the best ways to treat cavities. Lasers are far more precise than a dental drill, so they can help preserve more of the healthy tooth structure while gently and precisely removing decayed tissue. As an added benefit, since lasers are silent you won’t need to suffer through the noise and vibration that traditional dental drills create. This can make a big difference for pediatric patients and those of us with dental anxiety! Dental lasers can also be used in the treatment of gum disease, again conserving more of the healthy tissue, while cauterizing incisions as they’re made. Using a dental laser, your 60108 laser dentist can minimize post-operative bleeding, since the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels. One of the greatest benefits of laser dentistry is that it requires no direct contact to the tooth – this can minimize discomfort and make dental anesthesia unnecessary in many procedures.
While dental lasers can’t be used for every dental procedure, they may be an excellent treatment option in a number of situations. Call our office today for more information on our dental services, or to schedule an appointment with a 60108 laser dentist.