With the recent advancements in dental procedures and technology, one specific use for lasers have been found to be effective when it comes to removing tooth decay. Hard tissue laser is used to remove damage on tooth and any signs of decay. It works as a replacement for the conventional drills being used that have been thought of to be invasive, noisy and harsh not only on the tooth, but also the patient.
The use of hard tissue laser in dentistry poses several benefits and advantages compared to the usual tooth drilling. Lasers require no physical contact with the tooth itself which makes it feel less invasive. Additionally, it also presents little to no discomfort on the part of the patient. When it comes to drilling, the patient becomes worried about the noise and the vibrations that the drill makes. Hard tissue laser eliminates both these issues to lessen the anxiety of the patient. Bleeding and damage to the immediate area is also reduced and preserves more of the tooth structure compared to drilling. Finally, a major benefit of hard tissue lasers is the reduction of the pain that the patient experiences. This is a very important factor as pain is one of the main reasons why many have a fear of visiting the dentist office.
After the hard tissue laser procedure, the tooth is filled in the space where the decay used to be. It can also be used to replace old fillings and for teeth bonding. Hard Tissue Laser is one of the latest advancement in dentistry that makes it easier for both the dentist and the patient. Make sure to ask your dentist about this treatment. Arbutus North Dental Centre will be able to give you more information on this procedure and other details that concern your overall dental health.