Innovative Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry is the use of lasers to treat tooth decay and gum disease, remove lesions to perform biopsies, relieve pain from canker sores, and even whiten teeth. These lasers use light to cut or vaporize tissue. There is less pain involved, so the need for anesthesia may be reduced. Because no drills or needles are involved, this type of treatment can calm dental phobias in anxious patients, making their trip to the dentist more pleasant. Visits and recovery times are also quicker because bleeding and swelling are minimized.
Treating Gum Disease with Laser Gum Treatment
A specific type of laser, called a soft tissue laser, can be used to treat gum disease. The laser kills bacteria, activates tissue regrowth, and seals nerve endings and blood vessels as it cuts the tissue. Patients receiving this treatment usually experience little to no pain. Tissues also heal faster after a laser treatment.
Benefits of Using Minimally Invasive Dentistry
Minimally invasive dentistry, also known as micro dentistry, is a type of dentistry that focuses on prevention and minimal dentist intervention. It involves restoring teeth to their normal healthy condition with as little dental work as possible. Minimally invasive techniques include:
- Remineralization: The process of restoring minerals to the teeth
- Air Abrasion: “Blasting” tooth decay with a stream of air and super-fine abrasive powder
- Sealants: Plastic resin placed on a tooth to protect it from bacteria that causes decay
- Inlays: Custom-made to fill cavities
- Onlays: Similar to fillings and inlays, but used for substantial reconstruction
Ask About Laser Dentistry and Minimally Invasive Procedures in Indianapolis
East Indy Dental Care in Indianapolis, Indiana, provides a safe, pain-free, and relaxing dental experience. They use advanced techniques and offer minimally invasive treatment plans. Their restorative dental services include dental bridges, crowns, fillings, and dentures. They offer friendly and knowledgeable service in a relaxing, pleasant environment. Even the most nervous patients will feel at home. Contact East Indy Dental Care today to discuss your dental needs!