Advances in dental technology are transforming once painful procedures into painless solutions. Laser dentistry is one such breakthrough. We’re proud to offer this incredible technology to patients of our Jensen Beach dental practice.
What is Laser Dentistry?
A narrow, yet powerful beam of light energy is used to resolve a multitude of dental health issues. Dr. Dennis Rinaldi is among a select few dentists who utilize laser dentistry to remove decay and prepare teeth for fillings. In almost every case, the laser negates the need for drilling, shots or anesthesia. This makes laser dentistry an ideal method for patients with low pain thresholds and dental anxieties.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Most cavities develop on the molars, but sometimes they can form on teeth that are visible when you smile. Our laser offers unsurpassed precision when eliminating decayed tooth structure from the front teeth and gum line. Because the laser is so exact, it removes only the necessary portion of tooth. This minimal removal of tooth structure allows for our composite fillings to be more discreet and your smile to appear perfectly natural after treatment. Drills aren’t as accurate as the laser, and may produce painful microfractures that compromise the tooth’s stability.
The laser’s bactericidal effect is an added benefit of laser dentistry. When treating hard or soft tissues for a variety of purposes, the laser kills surrounding bacteria and sterilizes the area while keeping healthy tooth structure and gum tissue unharmed. Not only will dangerous and unsightly decay be quickly and comfortably removed with the laser, your smile will reach a new level of clean. No anesthesia is needed in the majority of cases. That means no shots and no drill!
Periodontal Laser Treatment
We also perform laser periodontal surgery to treat mild to moderate gum disease. This differs from traditional periodontal treatment that requires a dentist to cut open the gums to treat the infection, and then suture them back in place. Instead, Dr. Rinaldi passes the laser between the teeth and gum line to remove tartar and diseased gum tissue. This virtually pain-free procedure produces less bleeding and swelling, and decreases the chances of infection. It also paves the way to a speedier recovery than that of the traditional surgical procedure.
The laser also can be used for cosmetic purposes, such as reshaping and removing excess gum tissue.
Laser Root Canal Therapy
Laser technology also is providing a new, effective and comfortable way of completing root canal therapy. Our laser sends a burst of energy down the root canals to kill all the bacteria and remove any debris that is present.
To discover more about how our laser can benefit the health and aesthetics of your smile with little to no discomfort, please contact us at General & Cosmetic Dentistry of the Treasure Coast to set up your complimentary consultation with Dr. Rinaldi.