The use of laser technology in dentistry has revolutionized the way we treat gum disease and deep clean teeth. Laser dentistry is a much gentler process than traditional methods, and it offers many benefits for patients. With laser dentistry, there is minimal swelling, minimal discomfort, minimal or no bleeding, and a much faster recovery time. The conventional way of cleaning teeth in depth is known as root scraping and smoothing.
This procedure involves the use of metal dental tools to carefully remove plaque and tartar from tooth surfaces, below and above the gum line. Cleaning below the gum line is particularly important, as deep cleaning is generally done as a treatment for gum disease. Gum disease is caused by plaque and tartar entering the gum pockets, which causes an immune system response. Lasers have greatly simplified and improved treatment by vaporizing diseased tissue and killing disease-causing bacteria.
Since there are no strains of bacteria that can resist the laser, you can be sure that your gums will begin to heal. By using laser dentistry, we can even help healthy gum tissue surround the teeth as it did before. The laser uses light energy to gently break up plaque and tartar, which is a much gentler process for the teeth and gums. First, the hygienist will use a laser to completely remove the inflamed and infected gum tissue surrounding the teeth. Then, they will use a series of dental instruments to physically clean plaque and tartar below the gum line and ensure that all tooth and root surfaces are free of spots where bacteria can remain. After the procedure is finished, the patient will be sent home with instructions to monitor their healing process at home between visits.
Tissue that has been removed with a laser will regenerate during this healing period. A deep cleaning performed using laser dentistry does not require a dental professional to use special dental tools. Instead, they'll use a laser to treat any buildup of plaque and tartar. Talk to your trusted dentist or dental hygienist at EZ Dental to determine if this treatment method is right for you or to determine if he or she would be willing to try it in your treatment. Regular dental cleaning isn't as complex as deep cleaning, as it only involves removing plaque and tartar above the gum line. You need to have your teeth cleaned regularly by a dental professional to remove any plaque or tartar buildup. The use of laser dentistry to treat a variety of dental problems has been commercially available since 1989. Lasers were approved by the FDA in the early 1990s and are quickly becoming the instrument of choice in several dental procedures.
Laser dentistry involves the use of lasers for a wide range of dental procedures, including root canals. Laser dentistry is a dental practice that can be used to treat both restorative and cosmetic conditions. The heat created by lasers is what dentists use to cut, reshape and clean soft or hard tissues in the mouth. As technology advances, so does the ability to solve the same dental problems with laser dentistry that in the past required more invasive techniques. If you're interested in learning more about how laser dentistry works or if you're considering having a deep cleaning done with a laser, call our office at (73) 842-5005 for more information. We can schedule a deep dental laser cleaning so that your teeth are free of any buildup of tartar or plaque that has accumulated over time.