Our prosthodontist and team use laser dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona, to improve the care they provide to patients at Valley Dental Group. Dr. George Eifler loves the precise care that this technology can provide. If you have questions about how we use our tools, feel free to call our office at 602-956-2260.
Laser dentistry is used for a variety of dental procedures, including tooth cleaning, gum surgery, tooth decay removal, cosmetic contouring and removal of cold sores and cankers sores. Lasers are often used as an alternative to traditional dental treatments, such as drilling and fillings, since it provides deeper treatment without causing the patient hardly any pain. It works by using a concentrated beam of light that delivers short pulses of energy. These pulses are absorbed by the target area, be it the enamel of your teeth or the soft tissue of your mouth, like your gums, cheeks or tongue. This process can be used to remove infected tissue or enamel, such as tooth decay or gum disease, or to repair damaged tissue. Laser dentistry has many benefits, including:
- Increased comfort — Laser dentistry can be used to remove tissue with minimal discomfort. In some cases, anesthesia may not be necessary.
- Reduced bleeding — Lasers can help to control bleeding by sealing off blood vessels.
- Reduced swelling — Lasers can help to reduce swelling by stimulating the production of collagen.
- Reduced risk of infection — Lasers can help to reduce the risk of infection by promoting healing.
Contact our prosthodontist to discuss your options for laser dentistry treatments and how they can help you. We will be happy to give you the health care you need to achieve your dental goals.