Level Up With Painless Oral Surgery using Laser!

Are you worried about the noisy drills, need anesthesia injections, and pain during dental procedures?

Do not be scared anymore! We are here to remove the “ouch” from your dental visit! We can make your dental visit less painful by utilizing laser in dental treatments.

Laser dental care works by utilizing a powerful light energy beam to perform dental procedures. They are easy to manage and allow dentists to cut or vaporize tissue painlessly, remove the decay in the teeth, and remove soft tissue. Blood loss is reduced since the high-energy light beam cauterizes the blood vessels during operation. This significantly decreases healing times and reduces the need for over-the-counter pain killers. Lasers also avoid bacterial infection by sterilizing the region and minimizing damage to surrounding tissues.

Dr. Adatrow treats offers pain-free dentistry procedures using laser dentistry and is the only laser dentist in the Desoto County, Mississippi.

Treatments performed with laser treatments

Lasers can be used in performing various dental procedures.

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Frequently Asked Questions on Laser Dentistry

What is dental laser?

LASER stands for "light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation." Laser dentistry is the use of lasers to treat a range of dental conditions. It is one of the most advanced technologies used in dentistry. Laser dentistry is theoretically a more convenient treatment choice for various dental procedures involving hard or soft tissue compared to dental drills and other non-laser instruments.

What types of lasers are used in dentistry?

Today, the widely used dental lasers are Erbium, Nd: YAG, Diode, and CO2. Each type of laser has unique biological effects and related procedures. Lasers can be classified as hard and soft tissue lasers. This classification is based on which tissue can be cut effectively by the provided lasers. Sometimes the lasers can use interchangeably too. Erbium lasers are hard tissue lasers, while CO2 and Diode lasers are soft tissue lasers.

What are hard tissue lasers used for?

Hard tissue procedures with dental lasers are –
  • Tooth preparation and filing of a cavity
  • Detecting cavities
  • Reducing the sensitivity of the tooth

What are soft tissue lasers used for?

Soft tissue procedures with dental lasers are –
  • "Gummy" smile treatment
  • Lengthening of a tooth crown
  • Correcting frenum attachment of the tongue
  • Removing any soft tissue folds associated with denture placement
  • Removing any benign growth of tissues
  • Cold sore (mouth ulcer) treatment
  • Treating sleep apnea by removing excessive tissue growth

Is laser dental treatments painless?

In regular dental procedures, heat and dehydration of the tooth or tissues cause intense pain, which might require an anesthetic. But the combination of water and laser keeps the tooth hydrated during the operation. As a result, there is minimum or no pain during the procedure. Additionally, the dental laser will target the affected area, specifically, leaving the rest intact. This is vital because not only can you prevent pain and bleeding, but you retain more of the natural tooth or gum tissue that is safer for your oral health and can reduce the duration of the healing period.

How do lasers work in dentistry?

All lasers operate by delivering light energy. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser serves as a cutting tool or a tissue vaporizer which it contacts. When used in teeth whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and improves the effect of tooth whitening agents.Bad habits to break are – biting your fingernails, chewing on a pen or pencil, sleeping on your stomach, eating hard or chewy foods, and using your teeth as a tool (like opening packages, plastic, or glass bottles).

What other dental procedures can be performed by lasers?

Other procedures using dental lasers are -
  • Whitening of teeth
  • Treating temporomandibular disorder
  • Stimulating nerve regeneration