Laser Dentistry North Hollywood
For the many people with dental phobia, the dental drill is one of the things that keeps them from getting the care they need. The drill has long been associated with pain and dread, but today, it is becoming less necessary thanks to laser dentistry. Dental lasers are able to treat many of the same conditions as the drill but without the noise, vibration, and pain associated with the drill. Lasers can even eliminate much of the need for dental anesthesia while still keeping our patients completely comfortable and content throughout treatment. Our North Hollywood dental office can help you decide if laser dentistry treatments are right for you.
Lasers are highly efficient tools for both hard and soft tissue procedures, and can complete many of these procedures in a single appointment with less bleeding, discomfort, risk of infection, and faster healing times. You can get the care you need with a less invasive procedure, no long-lasting numbness due to anesthesia, and a fraction of the chair time.
The FDA first approved laser dentistry in the 1990’s, and since then, it has soared in popularity as patients and dentists have discovered its many applications and benefits. Our team can use lasers to treat:
• Gum disease
• Tooth pain
• Root canal treatments
• Soft tissue diseases
• Oral sores, such as cold sores and canker sores
• Soft tissue reshaping
• Tooth sensitivity
• Teeth whitening
Lasers use highly concentrated light energy to cut into both hard and soft tissues. The light energy can be used to vaporize tissue, cure fillings, or activate whitening treatments. The light beams are so precise that there is little or no risk to surrounding tissue, which means that there is less risk of complications. Lasers generate minimal heat and no vibration, so patients enjoy greater comfort during treatment, which means less of a need for anesthetic. The lasers destroy bacteria on contact, reducing the risk of post-procedure infection, as well as seal tissues, minimizing bleeding during and after treatment. Call our North Hollywood dentist today to learn more about how laser dentistry can benefit you at your next appointment, or to schedule a consultation with our team.
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