Laser Dentistry in Charlottesville, VA
Dr. Matthew Harrison is happy to provide laser dentistry services in Charlottesville, VA. At Harrison Dental Associates, we have seen first hand how laser dentistry services benefit our patients with gum disease.
Why Choose Laser Dentistry?
Dental treatments that utilize lasers offer amazing benefits over surgical treatments. Patients tend to feel less pain and discomfort during the procedure. This also helps eliminate anxiety that patients may face with the upcoming procedure. Most patients who experience dental anxiety and fear often enjoy the benefits of laser dentistry. The benefits of using lasers in dentistry include:
- Very little bleeding
- Often no need for anesthesia
- Precise treatment for better aesthetics
- Little to no downtime needed
- No need for sutures
During your dental consultation, your dentist will see if you are a candidate for a laser procedure. In most cases, patients do not even need anesthesia which will help make post treatment easier.
Is Laser Dentistry Safe?
Yes, laser dentistry is safe. At Harrison Dental Associates, we always prioritize our patients’ safety first and foremost. We would never incorporate any technologies into our practices and procedures that do not benefit our patients.
What are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?
There are several benefits to laser dentistry. The first benefit that we see is a faster healing time for patients. Because laser dentistry results in less post-procedure bleeding and less discomfort overall for the patient both during and after the procedure, patients may not even need to use anesthesia for procedures involving laser dentistry. Because of the precision that comes with utilizing dental lasers, this also means that we are able to better avoid removing healthy tissues during procedures.
What Kind of Procedures Might Involve Laser Dentistry?
Many soft tissue procedures may involve the use of dental lasers, including gum contouring, removing damaged tissue caused by gum disease, or even when treating cold sores. Dental lasers can also be utilized when working with your hard tissues via procedures like tooth preparation for fillings and crowns or when detecting and removing cavities.
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Charlottesville, VA 22901