Virtually “Drill-free” Dentistry
Laser Technology Is Available At Our Perrysburg, Ohio Dentist’s Office.
The whining sound of the drill. The thought of the needle. Will it ever be possible to relax during a dental visit?
Dr. Clark’s office says “YES!” And they’ve taken a major step to put their patients at ease. “It starts by eliminating, as best possible, the most feared aspects of the dental appointment,” says Dr. Clark. “Because our primary concern is for the comfort of our patients without compromising the quality of care provided, we determined that an investment in advanced dental laser technology is the solution.”
Dental laser technology has advanced significantly over recent years. “That’s why we made the investment in the laser and staff training,” says Dr. Clark.
How Lasers Work
Lasers promise to eliminate, or significantly reduce, the need for anesthesia (and needles!), allow dentists to perform procedures more quickly and with greater precision, minimize bleeding and the risk of infection, and promote faster recoveries with less pain. All of which is done at the speed of light.
Lasers actually deliver energy in the form of light. This “light energy” is absorbed by “target” tissue. In dentistry, the targets include tooth enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancer’s. No measurable effect is experienced beyond the intended target site, making laser procedures very precise.
Use of Lasers
Numerous dental procedures are performed using lasers. From surgical to cosmetic procedures for patients of all ages, lasers are making us all more comfortable in the dental chair.
One such use is the removal of decayed cavity tissue and preparation of surrounding enamel for bonded fillings, making it a virtually drill-free procedure. Another popular cosmetic use is the re-contouring or reshaping gums (sometimes described as “plastic surgery for the smile”). Here, extra or diseased gum tissue is removed.
Another use is the vaporization of bacteria in periodontal pockets which promotes healing. Dental lasers are even used to treat cold sores with no anesthesia, providing immediate relief and disappearance of the sores. Apthous Ulcers also become pain-free with just 1 minute of comfortable treatment.
Dr. Clark says his patients are extremely happy with his purchase of the laser and the results. “I’d like to say with the laser I’m now giving them beautiful, healthy smiles at the speed of light.”
For more information on Dr. Clark’s office and the dental laser procedures offered, please contact them at 419-874-3333.