The Benefits of Micro-Laser Oral Surgery
It’s normal to feel anxious or fearful when visiting the dentist, especially if you’ve had dental work done in the past and it was a less than pleasant experience. At Lifetime Teeth Today in Orlando, Florida, we understand that many patients have this same concern. To make your treatment as pleasant as possible, our staff invests in top of the line technology that reduces discomfort and pain while you’re in the chair. Dr. Ronald J. Trevisani uses micro-laser oral surgery techniques to help make this a reality. Learn more about micro-lasers and how they benefit your smile below.
What are Micro-Lasers, and How Do They Work?
Lasers use an intense beam of light to perform a variety of dental procedures, including the shaping and removal of soft tissue in the mouth. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved laser dentistry as a safe, fast, and efficient practice for patients. In fact, lasers are now a faster method of treatment when compared to traditional methods, such as scalpels. Lasers are now incorporated into everyday treatments as well as extensive surgeries.
When using lasers, a knowledgeable physician may use special glasses to protect your eyes from the bright light while working. When turned on, this beam will gently remove and shape the soft tissue in the mouth, whiten the teeth, or harden a filling, depending on the procedure you choose. Micro-lasers are essentially a more precise laser that works at the “micro” level, projecting light at a duration of 70 – 700 microseconds. This is actually faster than a nerve can respond to a sensation, which means the patient feels less pain than with a traditional scalpel.
The Benefits of Micro-Lasers
One of the reasons why the staff at Lifetime Teeth Today use micro-lasers is their capacity to damage less surrounding tissue. This means that there is a reduced need for anesthesia or sedation options during treatment as well as stitches and sutures afterward. There is also a greater chance of saving more of your natural teeth when in surgery.
With micro-lasers, patients experience less bleeding and swelling and faster tissue regeneration, leading to an overall better recovery time following the procedure. In fact, many patients at our facility in Orlando inform us that they only needed a minimum amount of pain medication to manage their healing at home. Micro-lasers allow dental patients to lessen their anxiety and be more willing to visit the dentist for future treatments, improving their overall oral health.
Visit Lifetime Teeth Today
Laser dentistry plays an essential role at our clinic in Orlando Florida. At Lifetime Teeth Today, we perform a number of procedures using micro-lasers, including preventative, restorative, and cosmetic. While there are many different types and frequencies of lasers available, Dr. Ronald J. Trevisani and his experienced staff will help you decide which treatment option is best for your unique situation. If you have questions or concerns regarding micro-lasers or any of our dental services, reach out to our team today and schedule a custom consultation. We’ll be happy to help.