Laser Dentistry – Oklahoma City, OK
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Experience a fresh and advanced form of dental care with laser dentistry. At Joe Isaacson Dental, Dr. Joe Isaacson incorporates a soft tissue laser into his treatments to provide patients with comfortable and streamlined dental care. Want your smile to experience quality treatments like never before? Read our guide to learn how our Oklahoma City, OK dentist can use laser dentistry to give your teeth and gums accurate care that’s sure to impress.
What Is Laser Dentistry?
Treatments that utilize lasers can be classified under laser dentistry. These lasers work by creating a focused, narrow beam of light that safely treats various issues in the teeth and gums. Unlike traditional metal tools, laser dentistry can help reduce any discomfort for patients up to a point that they won’t notice any work is being done. If you suffer from dental anxiety, then laser dentistry can be a great option to ease your worries.
The Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Using laser dentistry allows Dr. Isaacson to eliminate some of the most common issues that cause patients to become uncomfortable during dental procedures. This gives our Oklahoma City, OK patients the comfortable care they deserve. Other benefits of laser dentistry include:
- Correct issues including tooth decay
- Stop bleeding during intensive procedures
- Patients feel more comfortable and relaxed
- Better targets specific areas of the mouth
- Lower risk of dental complications
Dental Treatments That Utilize Laser
Periodontal Laser Dentistry
Perhaps one of the most significant advances laser dentistry has made is with periodontal treatments. When it comes to gum disease, early intervention is important to safeguard one’s oral health. The traditional procedure for advanced stages includes pulling the gums to scrape any bacteria. With lasers, Dr. Isaacson is able to gently remove plaque and tartar.
Cosmetic Gum Lifts (Gingivectomies)
Sometimes too much gum tissue can be an issue for one’s smile, especially if your dentist needs to treat the teeth that are buried underneath. Dr. Isaacson can use a soft tissue laser to gently remove excess soft tissue, revealing the bright, white teeth underneath. This treatment is quick, comfortable, and can be done in a single visit at our Oklahoma City, OK office.
Cold Sores & Mouth Abrasions
It’s normal for common cold sores and abrasions to cause discomfort and irritation. However, with laser dentistry, Dr. Isaacson can relieve pain immediately and improve the recovery period of your smile. The accurate beam of light emitted by the laser sterilizes sores and seals any sensitive nerve endings, with the healing process taking anywhere between 24-72 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can children of infants benefit from lasers?
While laser dentistry can be used on children and infants, it’s usually reserved for adults who are able to sit still during the procedure and follow instructions. Your dentist will determine if laser dentistry is right for your child based on their individual needs and circumstances.
Are there any potential side effects associated with laser dentistry?
Procedures that use dental lasers are considered safe. However, like many other medical treatments, there may be some potential side effects. Common symptoms you may experience include pain, swelling, bleeding, and infection. However, these risks are typically minimal and can be avoided with appropriate follow-up care directed by your dentist.
How does the cost of laser dentistry compare to traditional tools?
The cost of laser dentistry can vary depending on what type of procedure is being performed and the problems that are being addressed. It’s typical for laser dentistry to be more expensive than traditional procedures. However, lasers are more efficient and require less time at the dentist’s office. Be sure to consult with your dentist to get an accurate estimate.
What are the long-term benefits of using laser dentistry?
There are a variety of long-term benefits laser dentistry can have on your oral health. Lasers can be used to treat periodontal disease, tooth decay, and even oral cancer. This can preserve the health of your teeth and gums so you can continue to smile for years to come. Additionally, using lasers can promote the healing of soft tissues while lowering your recovery period.
Experience Laser Dentistry With Dr. Isaacson
Want to experience top-notch dental care with laser dentistry? Visit Joe Isaacson Dental to receive treatment that’s tailored to your smile’s unique needs with our highly experienced and knowledgeable Oklahoma City, OK dentist. Call us at (405) 943-8575 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your appointment. We also welcome patients in Lakehurst, Mayview, Highland Hills, Glenbrook, and North Coronado Heights, OK.