Modern dentistry has made way for many new and innovative advances, including the use of laser dental technology. At our Seattle dental practice, Drs. Don Jayne and Dean Kois pride themselves on using the latest and most cutting-edge technologies and practices to provide exceptional dental results for our patients. In this blog post, we share some of the benefits our patients can expect with laser dentistry.
Accuracy and Precision
Laser dentistry uses highly calibrated beams of laser light to perform an array of restorative dental treatments without affecting the surrounding bone and tissues. This means less trauma to the overall tooth and gum structures. Patients are able to retain more of the natural composition of their teeth and gums than with traditional dental treatments.
The precision of laser technology is also beneficial during cosmetic dental treatments. For instance, laser technology can be used to treat patients with a “gummy” smile (when the gum-to-tooth ration is too high). The laser beams can carefully scale back just the right amount of gum tissue to achieve the perfect balance of teeth and gums for each unique patient.
Enhanced Comfort During Treatment
Most laser treatments eliminate the need for drills and other dental instruments that are known to cause some pain and anxiety. Anxious dental patients who dislike the sound and feel of a dental drill can benefit from laser dentistry as lasers cause very little discomfort. During a laser dental treatment, patients are able to relax and look forward to their dental recovery and results.
Because laser dentistry causes less trauma to the surrounding areas than traditional treatments that use dental drills and other instruments, recovery is faster. Post-op side effects like swelling and bruising are also minimized, making recovery much more comfortable. In addition, the precision of the laser energy minimizes the risk of infection and other complications.
Laser Dental Treatments We Offer
Drs. Jayne and Kois are both trained and experienced in using laser technology to treat an array of dental health concerns including tooth decay, cavities and lesions. The skilled dentists can also use laser dentistry to create an aesthetically pleasing smile with teeth whitening, teeth/veneer shaping and gum recontouring.
To discuss your oral health needs with us, please schedule an appointment. Contact us by calling (206) 623-4400 today.