Dental lasers are modern dental tools that have enhanced the dental patient’s experiences. Plantation, Florida dentist Dr. Uttma Dham uses a Fotona Laser to whiten teeth, treat gum disease, remove lesions, shape teeth for dental fillings, and conduct root canals.
Dental lasers offer multiple benefits over traditional dental surgical methods:
- Minimally invasive treatment
- Less bleeding and swelling after your procedure
- Faster recovery times
- Laser energy stimulates natural healing and reduces the risk of infection
Dental lasers also eliminate the need for dental drills, needles, or anesthetic and provide consistent, precise results.
Laser Dentistry Treatments
Dr. Dham provides comfortable treatment using dental lasers. Learn about the variety of ways that the Fotona laser can treat cosmetic, restorative, and general dental problems below:
Root Canals and Fillings: Without anesthetic, Dr. Dham can perform endodontics or root canal treatment with dental lasers. During treatment, Dr. Dham uses a dental laser to clean out infected tissue from the root canal and prep the tooth for a dental filling. Dental fillings seal out possible decay and prevent infection from spreading.
Periodontal Treatment: Dental lasers can be used to remove diseased gum tissue and clean areas around infected teeth or gums. Laser dentistry offers a faster recovery from these gum procedures because they do not result in excessive bleeding or pain. Patients feel more comfortable receiving gum treatment from lasers than other dental tools.
Teeth Whitening: Laser teeth whitening is a simple and effective way to brighten your tooth enamel by multiple shades. Dental lasers can bleach teeth in-office and can provide results after just one appointment. Although you can touch up your results again, the treatment is quick and does not have any serious side effects.
Lesion Removal: Dental lasers can remove herpes lesions as well as other painful sores inside the mouth. During treatment, the laser cuts with minimal bleeding or pain.
Frenectomy: using a dental laser, Dr. Dham can remove “frena” tissue that is causing a tongue tie or lip tie. The laser is gentle enough to use on small children to avoid issues with feeding and failure to thrive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is laser dentistry painful?
Laser dentistry is known for being associated with little to no pain. Laser dentistry is non-invasive and allows for extreme precision; making it less painful than other traditional methods.
Can laser damage teeth?
Laser dentistry does not damage teeth, however it can cause slight damage to the surrounding gum tissue. Gum tissue damage is a potential side effect of laser dentistry, however our dentists are professionally trained to work with lasers so the risk is very small.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
The benefits of laser dentistry include less pain, less post-surgical bleeding, increased precision, a faster recovery time, and no sedation. Laser dentistry is an area of dentistry that many are wary of, however the benefits make procedures much easier.
What are the most common types of lasers used in dentistry?
The most common lasers used in laser dentistry include rbium, Nd:YAG, Diode, and CO2. Each type of laser is used for different procedures, and has different effects associated with them. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the laser type used for your procedure feel free to ask any of our team members!
Schedule a Consultation Today
Visit our dentists in Plantation, FL to experience the difference that modern dental laser treatment can provide. Call Westside Dental Center at (954) 251-0640. You may also request an appointment with Dr. Dham on our website. Please let us know if you have any remaining questions about the treatment options we offer using dental lasers. Dr. Dham can also review laser treatment with you at your next dental consultation.