Enjoy the Benefits of Laser Dentistry in Prescott Valley
Dental technology is constantly evolving to provide more accuracy and convenience to dentists and patients alike. Laser dentistry is one of these fields. When you visit the dentist’s office, you want them to treat your smile’s issues with precision and comfort. With laser dentistry, your dentist can streamline your procedure while giving you even better results.
Larson Dental has served patients in Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Clarkdale, and the surrounding areas with state-of-the-art dental care for over 20 years. Our mission is to provide our patients with a relaxing office environment where they can feel secure while receiving dental care.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry refers to the use of lasers in treatments that resolve different dental conditions. The laser creates a focused, narrow beam of light that safely treats your gum and tooth issues. Laser dentistry was first approved by the FDA in the early 1990s. Since then, it has slowly and steadily made its way into American dental practices everywhere.
At Larson Dental, laser dentistry helps Drs. Seth and Zack Larson better treat patients’ dental problems with precision and less invasiveness. We’re pleased to offer this treatment method and our modern technology to provide our patients with long-lasting, healthy smiles.
Laser Dentistry Uses
The two main uses for laser dentistry can be broken down into hard tissue (the teeth) and soft tissue (the gums) procedures. This technology is so versatile, it can even replace traditional surgical tools in more severe cases.
A few ways our Prescott Valley dentists use laser dentistry include:
- Treating any stage of gum disease
- Removing overgrown or inflamed tissue
- Performing biopsy procedures
- Tooth preparation for dental fillings
- Speeding up the teeth whitening treatment process
- Treating canker sores
- Gum reshaping
- Treating tooth sensitivity
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry offers a variety of benefits that traditional dentistry tools can’t beat. When using these convenient lasers, Drs. Seth and Zack Larson may not even need to use more invasive tools like drills, which can often intimidate patients. Laser technology also allows for a more precise and less invasive treatment experience, speeding up the healing timeline while also reducing post-treatment symptoms.
What makes laser dentistry such a revolutionary tool is that it generates far less bleeding during and after your dental procedure. It also helps reduce bacteria in the mouth, preventing the risk of infection. Lasers are so painless, that many of our patients have less of a need for anesthesia when undergoing treatment with them.
Perio Tray by Perio Protect is a non-invasive approach to gum disease treatment. Unlike traditional procedures which require constant professional care, Perio Tray can help you fight infectious bacteria simply by wearing a prescription medical device for 10-15 minutes per day.
Perio Tray is often used in conjunction with laser dentistry. Customized to fit each patient, these retainer-like devices contain an internal seal that carries effective medication, allowing it to travel deep beneath your gums and treat your case of gum disease.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Laser Dentistry painful?
Laser dentistry is a pain-free method of treatment our team uses for a wide range of dental procedures. It’s fast and effective as it uses heat and light to improve oral health and make your treatment time more efficient.
Here at Larson Dental, your comfort is always our priority which is why laser dentistry is great for anyone.
Are dental lasers safe?
Dental lasers are a safe, effective way to treat various types of dental diseases or complications. With lasers, your treatment is done more precisely and less-invasive.
Our team offers protective gear for you to wear while we use the laser for your procedure. This way you won’t have to worry about any other potential damages caused by the laser.
How long does a laser dentistry procedure take?
The length of your treatment with laser dentistry will depend on the procedure you’re receiving and the severity of your condition. For gum disease, your initial treatment will focus on scaling away the plaque and tartar, followed by laser treatment which only takes a few minutes.
During your initial consultation, Drs. Seth or Zack Larson will be able to provide you with an accurate estimate of treatment time. This can be decided on after an oral examination in order to best meet your needs.
Laser Dentistry at Larson Dental
Are you ready to see how laser dentistry can benefit your dental care? Drs. Seth and Zack Larson are proud to offer laser dentistry services to patients in Chino Valley, Clarkdale, and the surrounding areas, Give our Prescott Valley office a call today at (928) 772-8128 or fill out our convenient online contact form so our team can help you get the dental treatment you experience the benefits that lasers can have for your overall oral health.