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What Are The Benefits Of Laser Dentistry?

Updated: Apr 2


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What Are The Benefits Of Laser Dentistry?

What are the benefits of laser dentistry? Laser dentistry, also known as laser dentistry, is a dentistry practice that uses lasers to perform a wide range of dental procedures. The procedure is very precise and can help your dentist fix your smile. Here are the benefits.

Precision Of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is extremely precise. It can remove only certain parts of your tooth. This prevents the risk of removing too much of the enamel or dentin. It also reduces the risk of damaging the pulp.

Faster Healing Of Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry also speeds up the healing time. It’s faster than the traditional dentistry method. This means that you won’t need as much downtime. If you have a big event coming up, then laser dentistry may be the right solution for you.

Less Pain In Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry also minimizes pain. When your dentist uses a laser, the vibration from the laser will release the endorphins that lower the nervous system’s pain signals. It can also help you feel calm and relaxed.


What Types Of Procedures Can Be Performed Using Laser Dentistry?

Your dentist can use laser dentistry to perform a variety of procedures, including:

  • Dental cavity removal

  • Gum disease treatment

  • Gum contouring

  • Soft tissue management

  • Cold sore treatment

Laser dentistry procedures are minimally invasive and typically more comfortable than their traditional counterparts. Laser dentistry is also the fastest and most effective way of treating dental cavities.


Laser Therapy For Cold Sores!

Laser therapy for cold sores can stop the lesion from becoming a full-blown open sore. Cold sores or fever blisters, are blisters that form in the mouth or around the lips. The virus typically enters the body through a break in the skin. It can spread through contact by sharing food, utensils, razors or kissing. A parent who is infected can pass it to their children.

What are Symptoms of a Cold Sore?

A cold sore typically starts with a tingling sensation, pain, or itching around the affected area. Once the lesion appears, it will break open, leak a semi-clear fluid and then crust over, leaving an embarrassing sore that may take a few days or two weeks to completely heal. Unfortunately, they can be very painful.

How Do You Treat a Cold Sore?

Cold sores will heal on their own but to help with any discomfort, treatments can include awful-tasting mouthwashes, messy creams and ointments. A more effective way is laser therapy. According to a recent study by PMC, laser treatment reduced the length of recovery time and pain severity faster than treatment with acyclovir cream.

As soon as you feel that tingling sensation schedule a laser treatment. If the sore has already erupted, the laser can take away the discomfort and aide in the healing process.

How Can I Prevent a Cold Sore?

There is no cure for the herpes simplex virus but by making a few healthy changes you can lessen the chance of an outbreak.

  • Both stress and lack of sleep can take a toll on the immune system and fire up the herpes virus. Strive for a good night’s sleep and exercise regularly to help relieve stress.

  • A poor diet filled with sugary snacks and drinks is an invitation for a cold sore to pop up. Eat foods that are Lysine-rich like vegetables, legumes, milk, cheese and fish.

  • Avoid excessive exposer to the sun. 

  • Adapt good hygiene habits.


Laser Treatment For Gum Disease

Laser treatment for gum disease can help you get your smile back on track. Gum tissue, when healthy, allows us to chew, talk and smile with comfort. When gum tissue becomes infected with bacteria (periodontal disease) it causes gum recession, bone degeneration, and tooth loss. Eating, speaking, and grinning is no longer done with ease. According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research 2 in 5 adults suffer from some form of gum disease.

The advanced technology of laser therapy is a proven technique for repairing gums and treating periodontal disease. We use laser dentistry in her practice in Albuquerque, NM. Laser technology treats gum disease non-invasively, eliminating the need for surgery and a lengthy recovery.  

How Does Laser Therapy Repair the Gums?

The laser is used to remove the inflamed and infected gum tissue. Once the infected gum tissue is removed the dentist will have better access to the root surfaces so that they may be thoroughly cleaned with Piezo ultrasonic scalers and hand scalers (Piezo scalers may adversely affect how a cardiac pacemaker functions). 

The laser will then be used again to remove any remaining infected gum tissue and to kill bacteria lingering in the gum pocket.

What are the Benefits of Laser Therapy on Gums?

  • Less discomfort during treatment

  • Reduced post treatment pain and swelling

  • Rapid healing time

  • Less bleeding

  • Fewer post-surgical complications

  • Less trauma to the surrounding dental tissue

  • Bacterial reduction

In addition to the above benefits, laser treatment is completely customizable so that it can personalized for the individual’s needs. 


Are All Dental Lasers The Same And Safe?

While there are many kinds of dental lasers, most work on the same basic principle. Lasers remove diseased tissue, while cauterizing the blood vessels to promote healthy tissue and reduce bleeding. Some lasers are multi-functional and can be used for multiple procedures.

When lasers were first developed in the 1960s, patients didn’t fully understand how the lasers worked. Therefore, doctors didn’t always explain to patients how lasers could benefit them, and many patients believed lasers to be unsafe. Today, laser dentistry is widely recognized as a safe and effective alternative to dental drills.


Is A Laser Dentist More Expensive Than A Traditional Dentist?

Laser dentistry is becoming more and more common, but just because a dentist offers laser services doesn’t mean they’re more expensive. In fact, prices among dentists tend to be fairly close, so price shouldn’t be an issue when it comes to finding a dentist.

Laser dentistry produces instant results, which means patients won’t need to spend time waiting for crowns, fillings, and other types of dental work to be finished. Also, lasers allow dentists to perform more thorough procedures, which mean patients may be able to get several treatments done at once, which also means fewer trips to the dentist’s office.


To find out more about the dental services offered by our dentist in Albuquerque NM, Dr. Snyder, call (505)-293-7611, schedule an online consultation or visit us at 4830 Juan Tabo Blvd. NE, Ste. K, Albuquerque, NM, 87111.

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