Laser dentistry is an innovative way to safely treat dental conditions in less time. For decades, the only way to treat dental decay or soft tissue conditions of the oral cavity was with a dental drill or a scalpel. Thank goodness for technology and innovation. Now, with laser instruments, we can treat these conditions quickly, accurately, and in many cases, painlessly.
A laser is an energy delivery system that produces energy in the form of light. There are two different types of lasers: Cold lasers (or low-level light therapy) and hot (or ablative) lasers. Cold lasers stimulate cell growth, recovery, and healing, thereby providing immense pain relief to people with chronic pain, like headaches, migraines, and back pain. A cold laser is commonly used by chiropractors or physical therapists.
Ablative or surgical lasers are what's used in dental laser treatment by a pediatric dentist in Worcester, MA. Light energy can cut through soft tissues as well as hard tissues like tooth enamel. They can be used in place of dental handpieces during various dental procedures.
Because of the accuracy of laser dentistry, your child's dentist is able to preserve more of their healthy tooth structure when removing decay and preparing a tooth for a filling. The following are some other reasons why we're fans of laser dentistry.
As a parent, you have many choices when it comes to family and pediatric dentists in Worcester. How do you know which dentist is best for your child?
Choose the dentist who is committed to learning about the latest technologies and products on the market. At Children's Dental Specialties, we are committed to providing the very best care for your child.