Laser Dentistry


Laser dentistry from North Atlanta Family Dentistry There have been many advancements in dental technology in recent years. These advancements have greatly improved the way in which we can provide a variety of different treatments, improving your quality of care and the outcomes of your procedures. At North Atlanta Family Dentistry, we can achieve these goals with laser dentistry.

What is Laser Dentistry?


Laser dentistry involves the use of a tool called a laser to perform a variety of different procedures that have traditionally been performed using a scalpel. A laser is a handheld tool that uses a concentrated beam of light approximately the thickness of a human hair. The wavelength of the laser light can be adjusted as needed, allowing us to perform a variety of different treatments. With a laser, we can cut treat soft tissue, bone, and teeth.

Uses for Laser Dentistry


Laser dentistry has many uses. These include:
•  Tooth whitening. With a laser, we can help to enhance the results.
•  Gum disease treatment. The laser can remove infected tissue and disinfect periodontal pockets. It can also seal periodontal pockets and stimulate tissue growth.
•  Removing decay from cavities to prepare them for fillings.
•  Disinfecting the interior of teeth undergoing root canal therapy.
•  Soft tissue biopsies. The laser can be used to remove a portion of an abnormality on your soft tissues for closer examination under a microscope.
•  Oral surgical procedures. The laser can replace a scalpel in many surgical procedures.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry


Laser dentistry has many benefits. These benefits include:
•  Pinpoint accuracy. The laser allows us to target only the necessary tissue, leaving more healthy tissue intact.
•  Reduced bleeding. Tissue is cauterized as the laser cuts, which greatly helps to reduce the amount of bleeding you experience.
•  Reduced tissue trauma. Because the laser is so accurate, it does not cause as much trauma to your tissues. This helps to reduce pain and swelling.
•  Shorter recovery times after treatment.
•  Easier treatment for patients with anxiety. Many procedures that use a scalpel are often associated with pain, which can cause patients with anxiety to become uneasy. Because the laser reduces pain, swelling, and bleeding, treatment can be more tolerable for those who are anxious.

Is Laser Dentistry Safe?


The use of a laser to perform many dental treatments is considered to be incredibly safe. Its use is just as safe as using any traditional tools to perform the same treatments. Even so, there are still some risks involved. One of these risks is the potential for eye damage. To ensure your safety, you will be provided with special glasses to wear during the course of your treatment. One of the other risks involved with a laser is the risk of permanent tissue damage. This can occur as the result of using the wrong wavelength. We are highly trained and experienced in using the laser and will take every necessary step to ensure your safety.

Laser dentistry has greatly improved the way in which we can perform many different types of dental procedures, allowing us to help you maintain optimal oral health. For more information on laser dentistry, call North Atlanta Family Dentistry at (470) 387-0500 today.

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