Lasers In My Dentist’s Office? Really?

Lasers (which are, briefly stated, concentrated beams of light) were first developed in the 1960s. Since then, innovations have adapted laser technology into diverse tools like the laser pointer used in business presentations, and the soft tissue diode laser, that is used in technology-savvy dental offices in Virginia Beach, VA. Keeping up with dental technology is a strong indicator of a dental office that is highly concerned with giving your teeth great care, and state-of-the-art treatment, when needed.

What A Dentist’s Laser Can Do

Lasers have benefits for both restorative procedures and cosmetic procedures. For example, in cases of gum infection, lasers can help probe and clean under the gums in the early stages of gum disease. In later stages, a laser can aid in the removal of infected gum tissue in a gentle and precise manner. It can gently probe pockets, where infection could otherwise hide. In both of those cases, the laser helps your dentist restore your gums to health. If your smile is healthy, but too much gum tissue encroaches on tooth surfaces, your dentist can use a laser to perform cosmetic gum contouring, trimming away excess tissue, and giving a more esthetic frame to your smile.

Some Advantages of Using A Dental Laser

Soft tissue diode lasers, like those used in our dental office have many advantages. These lasers:

  • are extremely precise, and enable detailed cutting and trimming
  • can cauterize blood vessels as they work, decreasing bleeding
  • may eliminate the need for stiches after a surgery, meaning quicker healing, and eliminating the need to return for an additional stitch removal appointment
  • can perform delicate work around the metal brackets and wires of braces
  • are safe to use, even on patients with pacemakers

Lasers Are a High Tech Way to a Healthy, Attractive Smile.

Lasers can make certain types of dental care faster, more comfortable and more efficient. Contact Absolute Dental Care today in Virginia Beach, VA to schedule a visit by calling (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hampton, Eastern Shore, and all surrounding communities.