The dental industry is constantly being enhanced by new technology. One of the biggest advancements in the industry up to this point has been the introduction of laser dentistry, which involves using a small laser to perform a number of different dental procedures.
The Benefits of Using Lasers
Before your general dentist in Sun Prairie, WI, Dr. Robert Stevens, recommends using a laser for a dental procedure, you are probably going to want to know why using a laser is beneficial. This is because, depending on the procedure, a drill may not have to be used and anesthesia may not have to be administered if a laser is used. This may allow you to enjoy a more relaxed overall dental experience.
Additionally, laser dentistry can often reduce the amount of time it takes to heal from certain procedures because when a laser is used, bleeding and swelling can be minimized. By using a laser, various dental procedures can also be more precise.
Are Dental Lasers Safe?
It is natural to be a little bit hesitant about having a laser used to perform certain dental procedures. However, when used properly, a laser is just as safe as other dental instruments that are used today. In order to ensure your safety, you will likely be asked to wear special glasses to protect your eyes while the laser is in use. Please keep in mind that in many cases, a laser is used in conjunction with other dental equipment.
While laser dentistry is being utilized more and more often, it is not the right option for every procedure. The next time you come into our office to see our general dentist in Sun Prairie, WI, Dr. Stevens, please do not hesitate to discuss the many advantages associated with this type of dentistry with him. Contact us today by calling 208-375-5656 to set up your next appointment.