At Carbonear Dental, Dr. Greg Elliott uses the Biolase dental laser for certain treatments. Laser technology can more effectively remove bacteria, plaque and tartar, and reduce healing times after a dental procedure.
What is laser therapy?
There are several advantages to using lasers in dentistry. Lasers use tiny beams of light to remove bacteria, and with a laser, your dentist may not need to use a drill or give you freezing to perform a procedure.
Lasers are an ideal solution for patients who are afraid of needles or for children who are afraid of the sound of a drill. Laser procedures can be more precise and help reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies.
Benefits of Dental Lasers
- Accuracy and precision
- Fewer dental appointments
- Reduced trauma
- Less bleeding & swelling
- Great for kids, or nervous patients
What can dental lasers be used for?
- Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth
- Reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores
- Perform biopsy procedures.
- Aid in the treatment of gum disease
- Remove or reshape gum and bone tissues
- Remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement