Lasers in Dentistry – for your dental health
The Mouth/Body Relationship
There is a growing body of research that points to a link between inflammation to a host of inflammatory diseases in the body. Researchers continue to explore the relationship between gum disease and such systemic diseases such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and complications with pregnancy.
Lasers have proven to be a tremendous technology in aiding doctors in prevention and treatment. Our office has employed Laser technology for years to aid us in both prevention and conservative treatment.
Lasers Role in Keeping Gums Healthy
The use of a laser is a painless, conservative, and effective method to attack inflammation of the gums by targeting it at the microscopic level. This simple 5 minute procedure, known as Laser Bacterial Reduction, uses a laser light to destroy bacteria in the gum pocket, reducing the bacteria colonies and creating a favorable environment for health. Incorporated into regular hygiene visits, laser bacterial reduction is an effective tool in combating the progression of gum disease. Ask our hygienists about how Laser Bacterial Reduction can fit into your dental hygiene plan.
Lasers and Prevention
Diagnodent® is laser detection of unseen tooth decay. It is probably the premier dental tool to use for locating tooth decay in any of its various stages because of the increased accuracy over traditional methods.
How Does DIAGNOdent® Work?
* DIAGNOdent® works by registering a baseline reading on the patients normal tooth surface. As the dentist inspects other tooth surfaces, DIAGNOdent® detects any deviation from the normal healthy tooth surface.
How would DIAGNOdent® benefit me?
With DIAGNOdent®, our doctors are able to make treatment decisions early on. Suspect areas may be monitored for change, preventative measures taken or minimally invasive preparations made. With the DIAGNOdent®, your dentist is able to detect what would otherwise be invisible.