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Dental Technology: The Lasers That Shine a Light on Dental Care

Dental technology makes it possible for Dr. Paul Wulff and our team at Distinctive Dental Care to successfully restore and improve your oral health in the best way possible. One new-and-improved tool we happily use at our office is a dental laser! Dental lasers produce energy in the form of a light and they can be used for treatments like:

· Tooth decay removal: The laser can easily remove the decay from your tooth and can also prepare your tooth for the dental filling that will restore its health.
· Gum treatment: The laser can reshape your gums after they have moved away from the teeth or have become damaged.
· Root canal therapy: During a root canal, the laser can remove bacteria from the area to keep it clean and safe.
· Biopsy: In a biopsy, a small piece of your oral tissue is needed, and the laser can help with that by painlessly removing a piece of the tissue for the examination of oral cancer.
· Lesion removal: The laser can remove lesions from your mouth and it can also reduce the pain of a canker sore.
· Teeth whitening: The laser can give you a brighter smile in a short amount of time because it activates the whitening solution and speeds up the whitening process.

Dentists use dental lasers because they can act as a cutting agent and they can vaporize tissue. They can also strengthen the bond between a dental filling and a tooth and they can quicken the teeth-whitening process by activating the whitening solution with heat.

There are many benefits to using lasers in cosmetic dentistry. Many approve of them because they reduce the pain in treatment, which means the need for anesthesia is also reduced. Lasers can also minimize the anxiety patients feel when they visit the dentist and they can reduce the swelling and bleeding during soft tissue treatments. In addition, lasers can preserve more of a healthy tooth during cavity removal.

Dental lasers are beneficial for you and your dentist, which is why we happily use them at our office. If you would like to know more about our dental lasers before you come in for your appointment, we encourage you to call our office today at (928) 445-3181 and talk to a member of our dental team. We are happy to explain how our dental lasers work!