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The use of lasers in dentistry is a fairly new practice, but one that provides exciting new options for our North Carolina patients. Devoted to the latest, safest technologies, the dentists at Ham, Dixon & Boles have found that lasers provide several benefits in both general and cosmetic dentistry.
Uses of Lasers in Dentistry
Lasers give our dentists much more control over the procedures they perform. Lasers are incredibly precise, and have allowed our dentists to provide services that were once complicated and lengthy in a fraction of the time traditionally required.
Lasers can also be used for cosmetic dental services such as gum recontouring, and to heighten the effects of teeth whitening. As technology continues to advance, lasers may provide many more useful dental functions. Keeping on top of the latest technologies, the dentists at Ham, Dixon & Boles will continue to offer more laser dental services once they are proven safe and effective.
Advantages of Lasers in Dentistry
Lasers offer several advantages over other options in a number of procedures. In addition to allowing maximum precision, the advantages offered by lasers include:
- Minimally invasive – Lasers reduce pain in many procedures, eliminating the need for anesthesia, and helping reducing anxiety
- No damage to surrounding tissue or bone – Lasers help preserve more of your natural tooth structure when used in both cosmetic and general dental procedures
- Reduced bleeding – lasers cauterize as they cut, reducing bleeding, and eliminating the need for sutures
- Less time required to perform most procedures – Lasers are fast and precise, reducing both procedure and recovery time
As an alternative to more invasive, less controlled methods, lasers are fast becoming a popular option for many of our patients.