Hard Tissue Laser
Laser technology continues to open up new possibilities in healthcare, including many cosmetic enhancements. In dentistry, lasers also simplify many surgical procedures and lead to more comfortable treatment and more predictable outcomes. But hard tissue lasers take your care one step further, eliminating aspects of dental care that produce anxiety for many patients.
Gentle, Quiet Care
Hard tissue lasers elevate dental treatment to a new level. Teeth contain water, and laser energy contacting a tooth excites the water molecules to help gently trim away tooth structure. Often a continuous stream of water produced with the laser keeps the tooth cool, virtually eliminating sensation. And the quiet operation of the laser handpiece offers a pleasant respite from the sound of a dental drill.
A hard tissue laser’s highly precise operation allows less of your tooth to be removed to access an area damaged by a cavity. And without the vibration of a conventional metal drill, fewer stress cracks develop in the crystal structure of the tooth. Your tooth remains stronger with less filling material needed to return it to full function. Better yet, no anesthetic is needed for many procedures involving the small laser handpiece!
Since teeth rarely need numbing before laser treatment, multiple cavities can often be restored in one visit. Instead of worrying about numb lips and return visits, laser dentistry streamlines your care and keeps your lifestyle on track. Adults and children both benefit from treatment that leaves their mouths feeling perfectly normal right after treatment!
The benefits of laser treatment extend well beyond cavities, providing a valuable method for treating gum disease root canals, and some problems around implants. Many other surgical treatments can be simplified, often eliminating the need for stitches or long healing periods. We look forward to introducing you to the comfortable, convenient and precise possibilities of hard tissue laser treatment at Deschutes River Dentistry!