Laser Dentistry: What You Should Know

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Dentistry has come a long way in recent years. In fact, treatments that were once dreaded, like root canal therapy, are now relatively painless. For instance, you may know that many dentists have incorporated lasers as part of their regular treatments. Laser technology can be used to make a variety of treatments more efficient and less intrusive.

Lasers can be used to affect several areas of your mouth. You may be surprised by the number of treatments lasers could be used in. For example, did you know that lasers can actually be used to make treatments for gum disease more efficient? We can also use lasers to help with extractions and other procedures.

However, laser dentistry can be used for a number of less common treatments. For instance, did you know that laser dentistry can be used to help children whose jaw is hindering speech development? Similarly, laser dentistry can be useful for addressing TMJ disorder by helping with inflamed jaw muscles. Lasers are also used in the teeth whitening process.

Laser dentistry can also be useful because it tends to reduce recovery time and is often less painful. In fact, many treatments that are performed with lasers can be done without anesthesia. Furthermore, implementing lasers can reduce bleeding, damage to surrounding tissue, and the need for stitches.

If you’d like to learn more about laser dentistry, please don’t hesitate to contact Ballwin Dental Care by calling us at 636.552.9647. Dr. Kimberly Simonds and our team will be happy to answer any questions you have. We’re eager to hear from you soon.