What they can do for you ?
We all know them from science fiction movies. But we also know them through the ease and convenience they provide us with. We breeze through checkouts by laser scanning barcodes. We enjoy music and movies while lasers read information from our CDs and DVDs. We even throw away our glasses after lasers have corrected our vision, but did you know that lasers are making their way into dentistry? In a long list of uses, lasers are making dental treatments easier and more comfortable.
Less invasive. Less discomfort. Better results. What more could a patient want?
How? By using lasers, doctors in our office may not need to administer anesthesia, giving patients a more relaxed dental experience. As well, laser procedures can be more precise. Lasers are being used to make impressions of teeth (rather than the old paste-and-mold method, a laser can simply scan your mouth for an incredibly exact model). Beyond all of this, lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies.
There's a long list of ways lasers are being used in dentistry:
Even with this long list of uses, lasers are just starting to make their way into dental offices. Accordingly to a recent study, only 6% of offices currently use lasers. Fortunately for our patients, PA is one of those offices.
If you're interested in knowing more about laser dentistry and how it might apply to your procedures, talk to your PA doctor. Dr. Barzilay and our team is here to help.