Lasers are so sophisticated these days; they can be used on hard tissue – your teeth – and soft tissue – your gums. Briggs Family and Cosmetic Dentistry use both. The hard tissue laser can be used to prepare teeth for cosmetic dentistry. The soft tissue laser is used to treat gum disease. What’s amazing is that your comfort comes first—these techniques are virtually pain free.
Hard Tissue Lasers
Hard tissue lasers can be used for many cosmetic and restorative procedures. These lasers are especially useful for removing decayed tooth matter. It has been found that cavities can be treated in a fraction of the time it takes for a drill to remove decayed tooth matter with added benefits: the procedure is more precise, and virtually painless.
Soft Tissue Lasers
Soft tissue lasers have been found to be a great tool in fighting gum diseases and other soft tissue ailments. Gum disease treatments in the past were often painful, requiring the use of anesthetics to make the procedures more tolerable for patients. Soft tissue lasers are minimally invasive, cause no pain, and reduce healing time. Soft tissue lasers have also been found to be very effective in treating cold sores by killing the virus before it causes inflammation, or reduces the healing time for the embarrassing sores.
Talk to your dentist at Briggs Family Dentistry to learn more about how dental lasers can be used to improve your oral health.