Although it sounds like something from the future, using a laser in the medical field is actually quite common. Generally speaking, the use of highly focused light beams to remove or alter tissue in small amounts. Dentists use lasers inside the mouth to complete a wide variety of dental procedures. Our patients prefer it due to the increased level of comfort they receive. In addition, lasers don’t make a noise like a drill. Patients can experience a more comfortable procedure, less bleeding, no stitches, a fast recovery, and less anxiety. What’s not to love about laser dentistry?

man with short beard shows off his confident smile with laser dentistry

Advantages of Laser Dentistry

There are many advantages of laser dentistry. To start, it gives patients less pain and discomfort during their procedure. Since there are less pain and discomfort, it usually also helps reduce anxiety, especially because it is quiet, unlike a dental drill. Most patients don’t require any anesthesia.

Laser dentistry makes it easier to preserve tooth structure because it allows for the most precise cuts. Dr. Hill will only remove the necessary amount of tooth structure from your mouth. It also reduces the likelihood of infection post-op. The dental laser also creates a more sterilized environment because the laser kills bacteria with use.

Laser dentistry also helps your dentist complete procedures much faster than with traditional tools. This means you will spend less time in the chair. Patients also experience less bleeding, a faster recovery period and don’t require any stitches. We’re proud to offer these amazing benefits to our patients so they can have a better overall experience with us.

Laser Dentistry Can Assist With:

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We’re always looking for ways to improve your experience at Smile On Dental Studio in Richmond Heights, MO; whether this means investing in new technology or giving our patients sedation dentistry, we always want you to feel your best when you’re here. If you want to learn more about laser dentistry or schedule an appointment with us, please call (314) 678-7876 or email us today.