For almost 30 years, lasers have seen a rise in the dentistry field. They can cut through tissue or teeth using light or heat for a variety of treatments. Lasers help our Markham dentists remove tooth decay, a tissue that has been overgrown, inflammation at the gums, throat tissue associated with sleep apnea, and even a lesion or benign oral tumour.
They can also prepare enamel for a filling, reshape the gums, expose wisdom teeth, and activate the bleaching agent to help in whitening teeth. Besides, lasers can treat root canal infections, gum disease, and pain associated with canker sores and cold sores. What’s more, we use lasers at 7 Days Dental to take a biopsy or regenerate nerves that have been damaged.
Like most advancements in technology, laser dentistry is not foolproof. However, at 7 Days Dental, we appreciate the improvements to patient care that it has made regardless. Patients can truly experience a difference during and after treatment since the lasers can significantly reduce pain and recovery time.
There are many benefits to using laser dentistry at our Markham dental office, including:
Although there are some limitations with laser dentistry, our Markham dentist can compensate for this, as needed, by incorporating some more traditional techniques. We often find that our field’s progress does not always replace but complements the older methods.
Some of the drawbacks include:
Laser dentistry can involve two different types of lasers that require different wavelengths of light to cut into teeth or tissue, respectively.
Whether you have already undergone a procedure using laser dentistry or not, you will likely experience this technique at some point in the future. That is because modern methods like this are slowly replacing, or being used in combination with, traditional dental treatments. We find that our dental team, and our patients, typically prefer laser dentistry to the use of drills.
To learn more about laser dentistry in Markham, and how we can help you, please feel free to contact us at 7 Days Dental. We look forward to your visit.