I recently read a statistic that purports that only 6% of dentists are using Laser dentistry in their practice. This statistic was alarming to me because I see the benefits of these procedures every day in my practice and wonder why it is not used more frequently by my colleagues.
I wrote this article so that I could make people aware of the advantages of Laser dentistry. My goal is to help people to more clearly understand why it makes sense to work with a dentist who has invested their time and money to offer this specialty.
Laser dentistry is a precise and effective way to perform a number of dental procedures. As you can imagine from your knowledge of other types of lasers-the dental laser technology allows for treatment of a highly specific area of focus in the mouth preventing damage to the surrounding tissue.
If you are anxious about dental treatment we recommend that you consider working with a dentist that has incorporated laser dentistry techniques into their practice. There are many benefits associated with laser dentistry. Here are just a few:
Bacterial infections are minimized due to the high-energy beam sterilizing the area being worked on.
Damage to any surrounding tissue is minimized.
Wounds heal more quickly, bleeding is minimized, and tissue regenerated.
Some procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require stitches.
After hearing about the many benefits of laser dentistry can you understand why I am so baffled that so many dentists have still not adopted this technology? If our ultimate goal is to provide the best, most comfortable, stress free, and time efficient service- why would we not take the time and make the investment in this new technology to improve patient care?