Laser Treatment Therapy in Arlington, TX
Lasers already have and continue to improve the way in which many medical processes are carried out. However, it isn’t just the medical profession that is able to benefit from their use. Over the last few decades, laser technology has been increasingly used in dentistry procedures as an alternative to invasive procedures that would usually be performed by hand.
Laser treatment therapy in dentistry can now successfully be used to carry out a wide range of different procedures from the functional to the cosmetic. At Pecan Park Dental we are excited to now be able to offer our patients all of the benefits of laser treatment therapy, here at our dental offices in Arlington, TX.
What dental procedures can be performed using laser treatment therapy?
There are a variety of dental procedures and treatments that can now be performed using laser technology. These include the following:
Decay removal and preparing teeth for fillings or crowns
Root canal treatment
Removal of oral lesions
Relieving headaches caused by a temporomandibular joint disorder
Treating cold sores
Dental implant surgery
Biopsy collection (of soft tissue from the mouth)
What are the benefits of laser treatment therapy?
Where possible, laser technology is regularly being chosen to replace conventional surgical techniques and medical processes and this is because of the unique and valuable benefits that this form of non-invasive treatment therapy offers patients. Some of the most common reasons why patients and dentists everywhere are advocating laser therapy include the following:
Lower risk of human error
Greater precision and accuracy of the procedure
Less damage to the soft tissue surrounding the target area thanks to the finite accuracy with which the laser can be focused
Minimal risk of infection due to the sterility of the laser
Minimal bleeding as lasers can be used to encourage clotting
No need for sutures as lasers can be used to cauterize the wound
Less discomfort during and after the procedure
Less need for anesthetic and most laser treatments can be performed with just a local anesthetic (and sedation where required)
Less noise, heat, and vibrations than in some dental treatments
Post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with over the counter pain relief rather than stronger pain medication
The faster recovery since the soft tissue is able to heal and regenerate much more quickly
Is laser treatment therapy safe?
Understandably, many people have concerns when there is a new dental tool or technique available. However, laser technology has been proven to be extremely safe and successful and has been given approval by the FDA for use in dentistry. Although there is some degree of risk associated procedures performed using laser technology, these are generally considered to be lower than those that are carried out manually.
If you would like more information about the laser treatment therapy services that we can provide, or if you would like to book an appointment to discuss your candidacy for the procedure, please get in touch with our experienced dentistry team by visiting our dental clinic in Arlington, TX or by calling us on (817) 873-3300.