Laser therapy has advanced the field of oral health substantially. From reducing pain to removing plaque so gum disease can be avoided, laser therapy can do it all.
What is laser therapy?
Lasers create energy in the form of light and can be used for many different types of treatments all across the healthcare industry. As it relates specifically to dentistry, lasers can be used to reduce pain and swelling, help wounds heal, relieve muscular tension, help regrow nerves, clean teeth from plaque build-up, and treat cold sores and gum disease. With all these uses, laser dentistry is essential to any dental health plan.
What are the benefits of laser therapy?
Though all the treatments listed above can be completed in other more traditional ways, laser therapy has many distinct benefits that make it a good choice for a variety of patients. For example, laser therapy:
- Is less invasive
- Causes less or no bleeding
- Is nearly pain-free
- Requires less time in the chair
- Provides a faster recovery time
Laser dentistry is changing the way that we at Haid Dental treat a multitude of different conditions. Laser therapy is often less painful and more exact and efficient, making it a strong choice when debating dental care techniques.
Gum disease and laser dentistry
Throughout life, most adults will experience at least a mild level of gum disease, also known as periodontal disease. This can easily occur when plaque and tartar build up on the teeth and gums, providing a place for bacteria to grow. When bacteria grows on the gums, it eventually kills the gum tissue, which can be dangerous. With laser therapy, however, the growth of plaque and tartar can be removed from the surface of the teeth and gums. This will keep your gums healthy in the long run, and will help you avoid other issues that would have otherwise arisen due to gum disease.
If you would like to learn more about laser therapy and the use of lasers in dentistry, please feel free to call Haid Dental today in Worthington at 614-885-2610 or our Dublin location at 614-889-7661.