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Laser Dentistry in Northwest Calgary: Treatments, Benefits and More

Did you know that laser dentistry can treat a wide range of oral issues with less discomfort and quicker recovery time for patients?

Laser dentistry in Northwest Calgary is minimally invasive and is a great option for patients feeling anxious about their dental procedure. Dentists used precisely focused and narrow light beams to alter or remove tissues. Some of the benefits of laser dentistry include:

  • Minimized bleeding when compared to traditional surgery
  • No anesthesia required for some procedures
  • Reduced risk for infections as the laser sterilizes the gums
  • Shorter and smoother healing time with less damage to surrounding tissues
  • No stitches required for some soft tissue laser procedures
  • Tissue generation is possible

How Laser Dentistry Works

The word ‘laser’ stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”. Laser dentistry works by converting energy into a focused beam that has the ability to cut or vaporize a specific type of tissue. There are two types of lasers that dentists use:

  • Soft tissue laser – A light wavelength allows hemoglobin and water to absorb easily, making soft tissue laser ideal for gum work.
  • Hard tissue laser – Used primarily for accurately cutting into teeth to remove small amounts for shaping or preparation for another procedure.

What Laser Dentistry Can Treat

Laser dentistry in Northwest Calgary is used to treat oral issues, shape teeth, and in preparation for other procedures. Some of the most common procedures include:

  • Treating and detecting cavities
  • Treating gum disease
  • Treating root canal infections
  • Gum reshaping
  • Correcting a ‘gummy’ smile
  • Reducing canker sores and cold sores
  • Removing benign oral tumours
  • Damaged nerve regeneration
  • Exposing wisdom teeth
  • Treating gum inflammation

What To Expect After A Laser Dentistry Procedure

Laser dentistry procedures don’t involve cutting into the gums, which can lead to a smoother recovery process with minimal discomfort. The procedure typically takes less time than traditional methods and because it is minimally invasive, less anesthetics is needed or not required at all.

With any dental procedure, your dentist will advise you on how to take care of your teeth and gums to help make the healing process as easy as possible. Laser dentistry is a safe option that comes with very little risk and offers many benefits. Ask your dentist how you can take advantage of laser dentistry for your next dental procedure.

Should you be in need of a Laser dentistry consultation, please contact Pro Grace Dental in NW, Calgary.

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