At Dental Care at Jackson Hole, we offer cutting-edge dental procedures to look after your oral health and keep your smile looking its best. We also offer a range of laser dentistry services.
Lasers have been used in dentistry since the late 80s. As technology has advanced, laser dentistry has become a popular choice among patients looking for effective dental treatment.
There are different types of lasers suitable for different dental procedures. Lasers designed to treat soft tissue are most commonly used on gums or the cheek. Other types of lasers used to treat the hard tissues of teeth.
Advantages of laser dentistry
There are areas where laser treatments have an advantage over traditional dental techniques. These include:
- Reduce the need or levels of anesthesia
- Less discomfort
- Reduced swelling
- Less bleeding when used on soft tissues
- Quieter – no noisy drills which can be a phobia in some patients
Laser dentistry procedures
There are many dental procedures that lasers can be used in. These include:
Professional teeth whitening can give you the bright smile you’ve always wanted. Laser whitening can produce results a lot faster than other methods. The strength of treatment can be adjusted to suit your particular needs, preventing damage and reducing sensitivity.
Fillings & Crowns
For those patients who are uncomfortable with needles or the noise of a drill, lasers can be used to provide drill-free fillings. A laser can also be used to set the filling material, making it more resistant to damage.
Your dentist will perform a root canal when it’s discovered that there is an infection in the central part of your tooth. Using lasers in a root canal can be more beneficial in killing off the infection-causing bacteria.
Gum Treatment & Reshaping
Periodontal disease is a common cause of tooth loss in adults. It can also have much wider health implications that affect your heart and put you at risk of serious conditions.
Using lasers on the soft tissue of the gum is an effective treatment. Lasers are faster, produce less discomfort, and kill bacteria within the mouth.
Wisdom Teeth Operculectomy
When an adult’s wisdom teeth start to erupt, they can cause a considerable amount of discomfort in some people. Using a soft tissue laser, your dentist can carry out an operculectomy. This is where the flaps of tissue formed around the tooth are removed, letting the wisdom teeth continue to grow without discomfort.
If you experience painful or recurring mouth ulcers, then laser treatment can be a preferable treatment to an over-the-counter remedy. A low-level laser can treat an ulcer in a few minutes, reducing pain and significantly reducing the time it takes to recover.
Laser Dentistry At Dental Care of Jackson Hole
We believe in providing our patients across Jackson Wyoming with the very best in dental care. Our patients can choose from a range of traditional and laser-based treatments. After your dental exam, your dentist will be able to discuss the best course of treatment and recommended procedures with you.