Laser dentistry is a relatively new phenomenon and is now becoming a part of general dental care. Your hygienist may even use a laser while cleaning your teeth! Here, we have outlined everything you need to know about laser dentistry.
A general dentist, oral surgeon, endodontist, or periodontist may be trained in laser dentistry. If your dentist suggests using a laser, know that he or she has had special training and is educated and practiced in its use. Your dental hygienist may also be trained to use a laser.
The laser that is used in laser dentistry is minuscule. It utilizes light energy to clean and shape your gums as needed. One of the benefits of laser dentistry is that is essentially painless, while being both safe and effective.
You may need laser dentistry if you are showing a signs of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease affects approximately 80% of adults and creates small pockets in and around the gums. These pockets are ideal for bacteria to grow and thrive. The laser can effectively get to that bacteria and even reverse the effects of gum disease. No drilling, no scraping, no sore gums.
Since this is a relatively new technique, only a handful of general dentists are using laser dentistry. Here at Tafolla & Rikkli Family Dentistry, our dentists and hygienists are trained, skilled, and happy to provide laser dentistry.
We are offering laser dentistry now! Call 719.598.6680 to schedule an appointment.