Laser dentistry accelerates patients’ treatment and recovery times. That’s why Dr. Grafton Teets may elect to use a laser for certain dental procedures.
Laser dentistry involved the use of dental lasers, which use a focused, intense beam of light energy to remove or shape tissue.
There are a number of benefits to laser dentistry. Many treatments completed with a dental laser are very comfortable and may not require the use of anesthetic. Dental lasers also shorten treatment time and healing time and decrease the risk of infection following treatment. In addition, lasers minimize bleeding both during and after treatment, and because they are very precise, we are able to treat the targeted area without affecting nearby healthy tissues. Also, you won’t experience vibrations or noise as you would with a drill.
Lasers can be used for a number of dental treatments. During your visit, Dr. Teets may recommend laser dentistry to:
- Remove overgrown tissue
- Recontour the gum line
- Cure (harden) a dental filling
- Treat cold sores and canker sores
- Speed up teeth whitening
- Treat periodontal disease by removing bacteria and infected tissue
Since lasers are useful but not appropriate for all dental procedures, please contact Biloxi Family Dental Care at 228-388-7844 today to schedule a visit to see if laser dentistry is recommended for you.