Laser Dentistry

Image of a laser at Star City Dental in Lincoln, NEThere have been numerous developments in dental technology. These advancements have greatly improved the way in which we can provide you with care. Treatments are easier, less invasive, and can be done much more comfortably. The quality of care that we can provide has greatly improved, as have the outcomes of your procedures. At Star City Dental, we utilize many of the latest dental technologies. This includes laser dentistry and LightWalker lasers.

What Exactly is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a type of treatment that involves the use of a laser tool. The laser is a handheld device that emits a concentrated beam of light approximately the thickness of a human hair. The laser provides a unique alternative to a traditional scalpel in many situations. The wavelength of the laser light can be adjusted, which then allows us to perform some different procedures. With laser dentistry, we can treat soft tissues, bone, and teeth.

How is Laser Dentistry Used?

There are several different uses for laser dentistry. These uses include:
•  Teeth whitening. The laser can be used to help enhance the results of professional whitening treatment.
•  Treating gum disease. With a laser, we can remove infected tissue, kill bacteria below the gum line, and seal periodontal pockets. The laser can also help to stimulate the growth of new tissue.
•  Removing decay from cavities. The laser can also prepare the cavity for a dental filling.
•  Disinfecting a tooth during a root canal.
•  Soft tissue biopsies. The laser can be used to remove a small portion of tissue from an abnormality for closer examination under a microscope.
•  Oral surgery. The laser can perform many different surgical tasks traditionally done using a scalpel.

What are the Benefits?

There are many benefits associated with laser dentistry. Common benefits include:
•  Greater accuracy. The laser allows us to more accurately target specific tissue. As a result, we can preserve more of your natural tissue.
•  Reduced bleeding. The laser cauterizes your tissue while we perform your treatments. This helps to seal blood vessels, lowering the amount of bleeding you experience.
•  Reduced tissue trauma. With improved accuracy, there is less tissue trauma. This means less pain and swelling.
•  Shorter recovery periods after treatment.
•  Easing dental anxiety. For patients who typically feel anxious about undergoing dental treatments, the laser can help to make the process more comfortable.

Is Laser Dentistry Safe?

Laser dentistry is incredibly safe. Just like any traditional treatment, however, there are a few risks associated with it. One of these risks is the potential for eye damage. To help avoid this issue and protect your eyes, you are provided with special glasses to wear during your treatment. Another risk of laser dentistry is the risk of permanent damage. This issue is commonly caused by using the wrong wavelength for your procedure. We are highly trained and experienced using the laser and can take the necessary steps to keep you safe during your treatments.

With laser dentistry, we can provide you with a much higher quality of care and help you to maintain optimal oral health. Call Star City Dental today at (402) 858-0525 to learn more.

Star City Dental

Dr. Melanie Fulton
Dr. Meghan Hungerford
Dr. Mimi Long

(402) 858-0525

4525 S. 86th Street, #A,
Lincoln, NE 68526-9277

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