The use of lasers in place of traditional scalpel and sutures can have a number of benefits for patients looking to improve their procedural experience. As soft tissue dental lasers are more precise and less invasive than conventional tools, minimizing discomfort during the actual procedure. As a result, patients that undergo treatment with laser dentistry often find the procedure to be comfortable with merely anesthesia, eliminating the need or desire for any sedation.
Additionally, as the laser sterilizes and cauterizes the tissue during the procedure, post-operative recovery is often accelerated. During the healing process following laser dentistry treatment, patients often experience only minimal discomfort and bleeding. Since the laser is completely sterile, treatment with dental lasers often reduces the risk of developing post-procedure infections, thereby enhancing and ensuring the patient’s overall health.
Given the precision of dental lasers, this treatment is also highly versatile. When implemented in cases of periodontal disease, our San Jose dentist utilizes the laser to gently remove decay tissue from below the gum line and sterilize the periodontal pockets. Soft tissue lasers are also used to reshape the gums following the treatment of periodontal disease. In this scenario, the lasers can be used to graft tissue over areas where the gum has receded or to trim overgrown tissue, thereby improving the appearance of the smile.
At Willow Glen Dentistry, soft tissue lasers can be integrated into a number of procedures to improve procedural comfort and ensure post-treatment results. For more information about the benefits associated with this treatment, contact our San Jose laser dentist today.
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