Laser dentistry uses targeted light energy to treat a variety of oral health problems. It’s more comfortable than traditional dental treatment and doesn’t require any scraping, drilling, or other manual non-laser tools. To ensure the accuracy of treatment, Dr. Fieldsmith conducts laser dentistry under magnification.
Laser dentistry uses a handheld device that emits light energy using an intense, focused beam. The light produces a reaction when it comes in contact with your hard or soft tissues, allowing Dr. Fieldsmith to make modifications.
Laser dentistry is cost-effective and comfortable. Dr. Fieldsmith performs treatment on an outpatient basis, and there’s rarely any downtime or recovery period afterward.
Dr. Fieldsmith uses laser dentistry to treat various issues that affect the hard and soft tissues in people’s mouths. Some of the most common laser dentistry procedures include:
You might also benefit from laser dentistry if you have soft tissue folds that make wearing your dentures uncomfortable.
Dr. Fieldsmith uses several types of lasers to perform laser dentistry, including:
Hard tissue lasers cut through a tooth’s outer and inner structures (the enamel and dentin). Your teeth absorb the wavelengths of light through a unique biological process. Dr. Fieldsmith uses hard tissue lasers for several reasons, including to prep and shape teeth, repair dental fillings, and remove decay.
Soft tissue lasers use targeted light energy to correct issues affecting your gums, tongue, or inner cheeks. Dr. Fieldsmith uses this type of laser dentistry for periodontal treatment, including killing harmful bacteria and encouraging the growth of new, healthy tissue.
Laser dentistry is safe and usually well-tolerated. To ensure a positive treatment outcome, it’s important to partner with a qualified provider like Dr. Fieldsmith, who has extensive training. During laser dentistry, you wear a pair of special glasses to protect your eyes from the laser.
Dr. Fieldsmith determines if you might benefit from laser dentistry. Following a review of your dental health history, an oral exam, and a discussion of your symptoms, he can develop a custom treatment plan to align with your needs.
To learn more about the benefits of laser dentistry, make an appointment at the practice of Wayne T. Fieldsmith, DDS. Call the office today or click the online booking feature.