By emitting a highly focused beam, dental lasers can remove or shape the tissue in your teeth and gums to treat hypersensitivity, tooth decay, gum disease, and more. This new technology replaces noisy, invasive drills and completes a wide range of procedures in just a single appointment. Lasers can make dental treatments efficient, cost-effective, and comfortable so you can start smiling again.
We are committed to providing patients with world-class dental technology for a seamless, efficient experience. That’s why we’re excited to offer laser dentistry, which allows us to perform a wide range of procedures, from simple cavity prepping to more complex surgeries. Patients can now experience a comfortable, quick, and pleasant treatment thanks to the laser dental tools. Call today to schedule a consultation at Beaver Dam Dental.
Laser dentistry was invented in the 1960s when scientists developed the ruby laser!
The laser beam is so exact that most cases see a decreased need for sutures. Opting for a laser treatment also means you can avoid anxiety-inducing drills.
Most procedures are painless and don’t require any anesthesia. By skipping numbing injections, the treatment is quicker and more comfortable for patients.
Since the laser is minimally invasive and so precise, treatment is a relatively short process. Also, laser dentistry provides faster healing times with little to no bleeding from the procedure.
Laser dentistry is FDA approved and widely used in modern dental practices across America.
Absolutely. Dental lasers are approved by the FDA and have been found to be completely safe when used by a trained dentist. Because the laser tool conducts such a precise procedure, there is a smaller chance of bacterial infection. This minimally invasive treatment also causes little to no bleeding for patients. When undergoing laser treatments, your dentist will take precautions to ensure your safety, just as they would with any other treatment. Since laser tools emit a powerful light, they will give you special protective glasses or goggles to shield your eyes. Laser dentistry is safer and more comfortable than many other traditional procedures.
No! Laser treatments are very comfortable and convenient. Plus, in most cases, you won’t need any anesthesia! Since laser dentistry does not involve physical contact with the tissue of your mouth, numbing agents aren’t usually required for patients. The laser pinpoint causes a cauterizing effect within the tissue, so there is typically very little bleeding after treatment. When patients receive anesthesia, they typically leave the office with that numb feeling still prevalent. With laser dentistry, you are able to go right out to lunch or back to work without that uncomfortable numb sensation following your appointment.
The length of your treatment will vary depending on the type of laser treatment you are receiving. However, in the case of laser dental fillings, laser treatments tend to be more efficient than traditional fillings. Since your doctor won’t have to wait for your mouth to be numb, they can get to work right away. A laser filling can take as little as 10-15 minutes or as long as half an hour. This will depend on the size and placement of the cavity. Your doctor will walk you through what to expect when developing your treatment plan so you can rest assured that you will stay informed every step of the way.
Since laser dentistry is still determined to be an elective treatment, most insurance plans do not cover laser treatments. It’s important to check with your provider to get a better understanding of your coverage and benefits. However, laser dental treatments are fairly comparable to other equivalent treatments, and because you may not need any anesthesia, they may be able to fit comfortably within your budget. The cost of treatment will vary based on your individual needs, so we recommend scheduling a consultation to get a more accurate cost estimate.
Laser dentistry is effective for a variety of procedures including root canal therapy, fillings, gum grafts, and removal of lesions.