July 23, 2017

You may be one of many people who underestimate the importance of dental health. The health of your mouth is linked closely to the health of the rest of your body. However, you may avoid making an appointment with a dentist because you are worried about the discomfort you may experience. This is where laser dentistry in Durango, CO, can make a big difference. Here are three key benefits to using laser dentistry.

  1. Minimal Pain

Perhaps the most important benefit is that there is little pain associated with laser dentistry. Due to the technology of the WaterLase iPlus laser, pain and discomfort is significantly lower than traditional dental procedures as it can more directly target the area. You will likely also notice that your bleeding is minimized and that you do not have as long of a recovery time.

  1. Lower Risk of Infection

During a dental procedure, bacteria can get introduced into your mouth and cause infection. Signs of infection include the following:

  • Increased pain and swelling
  • Excess bleeding
  • Fever

Infections usually require antibiotics to clear them up. This may take several days, and it can make recovery time longer. With laser dentistry, the WaterLase iPlus laser can sterilize the part of your mouth that is being worked on, which drastically reduces the risk of infection.

  1. Fewer Visits

If you have a lot of damage in your mouth, it often requires more than one dental visit to get it all repaired. The technology of the laser can change that. Because it minimizes the amount of bleeding and damage, Dr. Miner may be able to address all of your dental issues with just one or two dental visits.

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You can find out a little more about laser surgery and hear some personal testimonials from patients on Dr. Mason Miner’s YouTube channel. If you are experiencing pain or discomfort in your mouth, do not hesitate to contact us. Give us a call to find out if you are a candidate for laser dentistry.



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