What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive technique used for gum surgery, treating cavities, exposing wisdom teeth, and other oral health treatments. The general process uses focused light beams which can alter and remove tissue. Laser dentistry can also be a great option for those who may face dental fear or anxiety because it is gentle and virtually painless.
How does laser dentistry work?
A laser is a beam of light that delivers energy. Traveling on different wavelengths, the energy is absorbed by a target.
What does laser dentistry treat?
Laser dentistry can be used in multiple ways. Utilizing laser dentistry, Dr. Shulman can:
- Remove gum inflammation
- Remove tissue that causes sleep apnea
- Treat sores
- Treat root canal infections
- Regenerate damaged nerves
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Laser dentistry can offer multiple benefits to patients. With laser dentistry:
- Gums are sterilized, which decreases the risk of infection
- Anesthesia may not be needed
- Healing time is shortened
- There is less damage done to gums
- Sutures are not needed
This cutting-edge technology simplifies and improves dental procedures using light and different wavelengths. Traditional dental drills are slower and uncomfortable for patients.
The Laser Dentistry Process
Dr. Drew Shulman’s mission is to provide patients with comfortable and comprehensive dental care. Depending on the tissue type that is being operated on, Dr. Shulman may use different equipment. Lasers also cause less bleeding than other traditional surgery tools like scalpels, so the surgery site may not bleed as much. Patients who feel anxious about drills and sutures can feel relaxed knowing that laser dentistry is designed with their comfort in mind.
Schedule an Appointment
If you would like to learn more about laser dentistry and find out if Dr. Shulman can address your needs with this technology, schedule a visit to our Northeast Philadelphia office. Call Dr. Shulman at (215) 372-1142 or request an appointment online.