Light-Touch Laser

At Facial Dental Excellence, a light-touch laser is a dental laser that is gentle enough to use on your teeth, gums, tongue, and cheeks. A light-touch laser is a type of soft-tissue laser. Soft-tissue lasers treat soft tissue issues in the mouth, such as cold sores, canker sores, and gum disease.

How Does the Light-Touch Laser Dentistry Procedure Work?

Light-touch laser dentistry is a minimally-invasive procedure that can remove dental plaque and tartar. If you’re suffering from gum disease, your dentist may recommend light-touch laser dentistry.

Laser dentistry uses laser light to quickly remove dental plaque and tartar from your teeth. Laser dentistry treatments work by using a light beam to vaporize the dental plaque and tartar from your teeth.

The light beam works without causing any tooth or gum damage. Typically, your dentist can complete your light-touch laser dentistry procedure in only one visit. There are no stitches required.

The Advantages of a Light-Touch Laser

There are many benefits of light-touch laser dentistry. First of all, it’s gentle. In other words, you won’t feel any pain, but you’ll still get all of the benefits. In other words, the laser will clear away any infected tissue and sterilize the area to prevent future infections. It will also stimulate your gum tissue, causing it to heal and regrow.

Unlike traditional dental drills, a light-touch laser uses gentle vibrations to “shave away” tooth enamel. This makes dental laser treatments more comfortable than drilling, many patients don’t even require anesthesia! Laser dentistry also takes longer than traditional treatments, making it an ideal option for patients who are nervous or suffer from dental anxiety.

Because laser dentistry is minimally invasive, it promotes faster healing and a reduced risk of complications. Patients also experience less bleeding and discomfort following treatment.

How Long Is the Procedure for a Light-Touch Laser?

A light-touch laser procedure typically lasts no more than 15 minutes. Light-touch laser treatments use gentle laser energy to remove decay and prepare the tooth for a filling. The laser removes decay and cauterizes the tooth at the same time, which can reduce the need for anesthesia.

Is a Light-Touch Laser Right for Me?

You may be a good candidate for this advanced technology if your teeth are stained or discolored, have minor chips or cracks, or are slightly misaligned.The laser works quickly and without anesthesia, so you don’t have to worry about discomfort. In addition, the gentle light helps stimulate your natural healing processes without pain or swelling.

For the best care tailored to your specific needs, contact Facial Dental Excellence from your nearest location. 

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