The Lowdown on Laser Dental CleaningDecember 3, 2016
At LA Dental Town we believe that regular checkups and cleanings are essential to creating a legacy of good oral health for yourself and your family as well. As technology has advanced, so have the methods with which dentists use to root out plaque and troublesome residue that builds up on your teeth and in your mouth.
Dentists generally rely on manual tools to remove tartar from your teeth and help you prevent gum disease. These tools are highly effective in staving off potential periodontal infections, but they can actually cause tiny abrasions along your gum line that could potentially become infected with bacteria during the actual cleaning process. One benefit of laser dental cleaning is that the process can potentially eliminate disease-causing microbes which will in turn reduce your risk of gum contamination during your dental visits.
How Does it Work?
Concentrated laser light is delivered to completely sterilize the areas of your teeth that are adjacent to your gum tissues. This laser light controlled by your dentist will painlessly kill all microbes and bacteria that would otherwise pose a threat to your oral health.
Most laser cleanings are done in a matter of minutes as which point your dentist at LA Dental Town will begin removing any remaining buildup on your teeth using traditional methods or ultrasonic technology. After a thorough polishing, your teeth will be clean and smooth.
There are ample advantages to using laser technology in the field of dentistry. No general anesthetics are needed, which can be required for certain types of dental surgery. Lasers can also pinpoint and target diseased areas more precisely and accurately than traditional equipment. Bleeding, pain and swelling are also significantly reduced due to the fact that periodontal laser therapy is less invasive than other forms of surgery. This means that recovery and healing times are significantly reduced.
Laser technology has revolutionized many industries and oral care is no exception. LA Dental Town continues to utilize cutting edge technology in order to achieve elevated results for our patients who are looking to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile. Contact us today to find out if laser dental cleaning is the right route for you.