Laser Dentistry Offers a Wide Range of Benefits
Diode lasers have many uses in dentistry. Your doctor can use this device to treat everything from canker sores and gum disease to stained or discolored teeth.
Highly Precise Treatment
Using a diode laser, your dentist can precisely target a problem area and vaporize it without affecting nearby tissue.
Fewer Side Effects
The heat produced by the laser during treatment simultaneously sterilizes and cauterizes the treatment area, minimizing bleeding and lowering the risk of infection.
Take a look at what a diode laser can do...
What Is a Diode Laser?
Also known as an injection laser, this device is a semiconductor which produces a controlled burst of energy. Diode lasers are small and operate at a much lower intensity than conventional lasers, making them easy to adapt to dentistry. This type of laser is used in a range of technologies, including fiber optic systems, CD and DVD players, laser printers, remote-control devices, and barcode readers.
So what should I expect if a diode laser is used during my treatment?
The Details of Your Procedure Will Depend on the Condition Being Treated
"Treatments performed with diode lasers are often quicker and cause less discomfort."
Your doctor will provide local anesthesia to help you stay comfortable. While most patients do not need sedation for laser procedures, you can discuss your options with your doctor.
Procedures performed with dental lasers are very similar to traditional treatments. However, you won't experience the vibrations or discomfort associated with conventional tools.
Dental lasers cause much fewer post-operative symptoms. Bleeding and discomfort are significantly reduced making your recovery process easier.
Take a look at a diode laser in action...
Does laser treatment really work?
When Performed by a Skilled Professional, Laser Dentistry Has High Success Rates
How will my smile look after the treatment?
Treatment with a Dental Laser Can Improve the Health & Appearance of Your Smile
This smile was undermined by periodontal issues and a low gum line.
Laser dentistry treatment smoothed the gum line for a more symmetrical smile.
Will an advanced tool like a diode laser affect the cost of my treatment?
The Cost of Laser Dentistry Depends on the Type of Procedure
In many cases, treatment with a laser is more cost-effective because the procedures are more precise and can yield better results. However, some insurance plans do not cover the use of a diode laser for certain procedures. In addition, if you receive a cosmetic treatment with a laser, the cost will be greater.
When deciding whether to choose to use a diode laser during treatment, it is important to weigh the increased comfort and decreased complication risk with the cost. For example, using a laser may reduce the amount of sedation you need, saving you money on anesthesia fees.
|Dental Laser||Typically only local anesthesia||Lower risk of complication||Not always covered|
|Conventional Treatment||May require additional sedation||May require follow-up for complications||Covered for medically necessary treatments|
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Diode lasers offer a range of benefits over conventional surgical methods. To find out whether a laser can be used to improve your treatment experience, contact a doctor today.
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