A Quick Guide to Laser Dentistry
Since the early 1990's, the laser has been making dental procedures such as periodontal treatment and dental fillings more comfortable and efficient for patients. Dr. Clarke has invested in the state-of-the-art Biolase iPlus Laser, and here's what you can expect from laser dentistry in our Bradenton, FL office.
How Does the Laser Work?
The dental laser utilizes concentrated light and heat delivered through a beam of light that provides precision and accuracy. The precision is found when the laser is used as a cutting tool because it can remove diseased tissue for example, without harming any of the surrounding tissue. The intense heat that the laser provides can be used to create a strong bond between composite resin and your tooth when applying a dental filling, it's also sometimes used to activate whitening gel and brighten teeth.
Laser Dentistry and Periodontal Health
Periodontal disease affects more than half of American adults in some form, and unfortunately the leading cause of tooth loss is periodontitis, which is the advanced stage of gum disease. The laser has made treating this condition much more effective. In addition to a deep cleaning below the gum line, the laser can pinpoint and eliminate diseased tissue with ease and precision. It also creates a sterile environment and a seal around the affected area, which accelerates the healing process. Most patients report that periodontal treatment with the laser is more comfortable.
At Laser Dentistry, we're proud to offer advanced technology to our patients, and you'll find other equipment at our office such as digital impressions that streamline treatment procedures making the process more efficient and pleasant for patients. Dr. Clarke is committed to providing his patients with not only the highest quality dentistry, but also an exceptional experience. Contact our office today to learn more about the laser procedures we offer and how they might benefit you.