The Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Before we get into all of the benefits Laser Dentistry can offer, it might be helpful to know exactly what it is! Laser Dentistry is the area of dentistry that utilizes lasers to conduct a variety of dental treatments and procedures. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) first approved the use of lasers to treat gum disease in the 1990’s and a few years later it was then approved to be utilized on teeth as well. Since that time, lasers have been revolutionizing the way we approach dental health and provided us a method of improving teeth and gums’ health, function, and aesthetics.
Dental Laser Treatment at Willow Springs Dental
Willow Springs Dental is pleased to offer the latest in dental laser treatment featuring the Dio Dent II. The Dio-Dent Laser System is intended for incision, excision, ablation, vaporization and / or coagulation (hemostasis) of oral soft tissue including marginal and interdental gingival and epithelial lining of free gingiva. This system is also intended for teeth whitening. Some of the benefits from the use of this laser treatment include; gum tissue conditioning for optimal esthetics, therapeutic cleansing of periodontal pockets to promote healing, alleviating cold sores to speed healing and minimize discomfort, removal of diseased or inflamed soft tissue in the periodontal pocket. Okay, okay. We know that was a little too much ‘dental language’, so let’s break it down a bit and get into the benefits of Laser Dentistry and how it affects you!
How Does Laser Dentistry Benefit Me?
It’s human nature to want to stick to what you’re used to, familiarity is comforting! So your dentist utilizing dental laser treatment may seem a bit unsettling, especially if you’re prone to dental anxiety to start off, which many of us are! But trust us, there are countless benefits to laser dentistry, stick around and let us show you!
Top treatment option for Gingivitis. The use of lasers allows us to remove the sick and infected tissue while causing no harm to the healthy tissue that surrounds it. The high energy light from the lasers also reduce the likelihood of bleeding as well as the risk of bacterial infection. Those advantages are great on their own, but what else does it mean? A speedier healing process!
Reduced pain. The use of dental laser treatment has made a variety of dental procedures far less painful than they were in the past. There is no longer a need for the use of loud drills that create pain discomfort. In fact, laser dentistry is often so painless that a majority of our patients do not need any anesthetic during their procedure AND they are able to go back to their typical life and activities more quickly due to the lack of pain and recovery time.
Reduced dental anxiety. It’s not just young kids who are scared of the dentist, you would be surprised to find out just how many adults experience dental anxiety as well. Many of our patients have expressed their love for dental laser treatments as it has significantly helped alleviate the anxiety they typically feel before visiting the dentist. This is because the use of laser dentistry often causes little to no pain, and what does no pain mean? Nothing to fear!
Reduced risk of complications. Remember those benefits from the highly concentrated light beams we mentioned for the treatment of gingivitis? Well the great news is, those benefits come with any dental laser treatment! The use of lasers significantly minimizes bleeding, edema, which is swelling caused by fluid in your bodily tissues, and the risk of infection is greatly decreased due to the fact that laser beams sterilize the region they are directed at, almost completely eliminating the spread of bacteria.
Less use of Sutures. The reason laser dentistry reduces the chances of bleeding is because the laser encourages the blood in the tissue to clot on its own, which in turn means less of a chance there will be a need for dental sutures. You have to admit, having no stitches is quite a nice benefit!
Perfect for those with tooth sensitivity. Around 15 percent of adults suffer from sensitive teeth, making even the most basic dental procedures a source of pain. Due to the reduced amount of pain with dental laser treatments, they are perfect with those with severe tooth sensitivity.
Your Las Vegas Dentist – Willow Springs Dental
Willow Springs Dental doesn’t only provide laser dentistry, we cover your every dental need from annual teeth cleanings and exams and digital x-rays to cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Marc McRae and his staff change lives every day through cosmetic dentistry such as porcelain veneers, CEREC crowns, bleaching, bonding and white fillings. We can even have your new beautiful teeth ready in one day! Innovative restorative dentistry, such as dental implants, permanently replace teeth bringing new life to your mouth!
Willow Springs Dental is the premier provider of quality Las Vegas dentistry. Our dentist, Marc R. McRae D.D.S is considered a top Las Vegas and Summerlin dentist in general and cosmetic dentistry! Our facility, conveniently located in southwest Las Vegas near Summerlin, is 5,000 square feet of luxurious comfort featuring state-of-the-art equipment and cutting edge procedures to make your dental experience the best possible and amazingly affordable at the same time. Schedule an appointment or consultation today at one of the best Las Vegas dental care facilities. Trust your smile with Dr. McRae, and his staff in Las Vegas at Willow Springs Dental.
What Our Patients Are Saying
“Moved to Las Vegas in spring of 2018. Not able to decide on a dentist until my wife found Willow Springs based on the practice knowing a great deal about Auto Immune issues. Meeting the staff at WS made my decision and I don’t regret the decision. Five Star Practice and Six if it was possible!” – Lawrence M.
“I’ve been a patient of Willow Springs Dental for 10 years now. My hygienist Wendee is wonderful. Dr. McRae is caring, gentle and very professional. Traci, who is at the front desk and is the financial coordinator, is very personable and quite helpful. Before retiring, I worked as a dental professional and I’m very picky about who I see for my dental health. You won’t be disappointed in this dental group.” – Beverly P.
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