AFDC provides the latest state of art of technology in dentistry combined with Dental Lasers.
A laser is a high tech devise that generates a tiny beam of very concentrated light . This beam of light brings energy into your mouth through a tiny fiber, to help remove areas of infection and remove gum disease around the teeth with great precision and accuracy. The laser beam sterilizes the affected area and seals off blood vessels, which minimizes the chance of infection or bleeding. Patients are also much more comfortable during and after treatment with laser therapy. The need for local anesthetic is reduced but it is usually used to make sure that you feel absolutely nothing during the treatment.
Are Lasers Dangerous?
In the hands of a skilled specially trained dentist like Dr. Cherian and Dr. Ganta, lasers are very safe. In fact the primary safety factor used during laser treatment is proper protective eye wear. Dental lasers are very low powered, which is essential for treating the delicate tissues of the mouth. In addition, the controlled heat and light of the laser destroys many bacteria and viruses in the mouth and inside periodontal pockets.
Major benefits of laser dentistry. They include:
- Faster healing.
- Reduced risk of infection.
- Decreased Sensitivity.
- Less time in the dental chair.
- Less bleeding.
- Less post-treatment discomfort
Laser Dental treatment that can be performed at AFDC are as follows:
- Tooth decay (caries removal). Lasers are used to remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for receipt of the filling. Lasers are also used to “cure” or harden a filling.
- Gum disease (periodontal scaling and root planning). Lasers are used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during deep cleaning under the gums and root canal procedures.
- Biopsy or lesion removal (oral surgical procedures). Lasers can be used to remove a small piece of tissue (called a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer. Laser are also used to remove lesions in the mouth; and relieve the pain of canker sores.
- Teeth whitening (teeth bleaching). Lasers are used to speed up the in-office teeth whitening procedures. A peroxide bleaching solution, applied to the tooth surface, is “activated” by laser energy, which speeds up of the whitening process and gives excellent.
Will My Insurance Pay for Laser Treatment?
Today many dental services can be performed with the laser or traditional treatment. The procedure itself is usually covered by your dental insurance to some extent BUT the laser mode of therapy is NOT. You may decide to get this advanced laser dental services with some extra out of pocket expense.