The Many Benefits of Laser Dentistry

With advances in medical technology, many healthcare providers use lasers to perform various procedures, from vision correction to skin rejuvenation. Dentists are also incorporating laser treatments into their practice to improve oral health and treat common dental issues. 

Dedicated to providing the best dental treatments available, our dental specialist Dr. Aziza Fatima Askari at Comfort Dental Spa offers laser dentistry as a treatment option for gum disease. 

We know that many of our patients are unfamiliar with laser dentistry, so we wanted to share some of the many benefits. 

Effective treatment for periodontal disease

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly 50% of adults over 30 have periodontal disease. This infection inflames your gums and bones that support your teeth. When left untreated, periodontal disease may lead to tooth loss.

Most dentists treat periodontal disease with scaling and root planing. During the procedure, a dental hygienist uses special tools to remove the tartar and bacteria from underneath your gums to improve oral health. Unfortunately, the traditional treatment for periodontal disease may not eliminate the infection.

However, with advances in dental treatments, laser dentistry has been proven to be more effective in treating periodontal disease.

To treat your periodontal disease, we use the Ezlase™ laser and combine laser therapy with micro-ultrasonic instruments that eliminate the infection rather than manage it. 

Stimulates natural healing

Laser dentistry eliminates the bacteria responsible for your periodontal disease and stimulates new gum and bone tissue growth. 

The tartar and bacteria that lead to periodontal disease destroy your gum line so that it pulls away from the bone. Once the tartar and bacteria are eliminated, the biostimulation created by laser dentistry promotes new gum growth, which may restore your gum line and eliminate the open pockets. 

Quick and painless

Our laser dentistry treatments for periodontal disease are noninvasive, quick, and painless. For traditional scaling and root planing, you may need to return to the office every two months for at least six months to remove the tartar and bacteria.

With laser dentistry, you may need up to four treatments. However, most patients only require two. 

Our laser dentistry procedure may also prevent the need for gum surgery. 

Lessen your dental anxiety

Let’s face it: Many people skip their dental appointments because of their fear of the scraping and drill. But with laser dentistry, we eliminate your anxiety because it’s quieter and less intrusive.

Once you experience the comparatively quiet and calm of a laser dental procedure, you’ll be calmer before getting here and more relaxed during every procedure.

There’s no need to keep putting off your dental appointment when you have safe, effective, and painless treatment options like laser dentistry. We want to help you get the care you need without pain or fear. 

Contact us today by calling the Farminghills, Michigan, office, or booking an appointment online.

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