Technology has been moving at such a fast pace for so long that most people don’t register the many ways it continually changes the world. Thanks to technology, dentistry has become both a science and an art. Precise, lightning-quick digital imaging is an indispensable diagnostic tool, allowing for the design of custom mouthguards, dental restorations, and orthodontics, while laser dentistry has the ability to treat gum disease, whiten teeth, remove lesions, and perform biopsies.
How Are Lasers Used in Dentistry?
Eliminating the need for the dental drill is a big selling point for laser dentistry, simply because it allows a more relaxed and comfortable dental experience for the patient. Laser treatment can provide increased precision, reduce post-surgical healing times, and remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications.
- The light from a laser instrument is strong enough to remove or shape gum tissue.
- Lasers can be used for many different dental procedures.
- Soft-tissue lasers are especially useful in lip and tongue-tie surgeries.
Our practice uses phosphor plates in combination with our radiographic system to generate clear images of our patient’s oral structures. Also known as PSPs, phosphor plates are paper thin and flexible, making them an attractive alternative to the traditional wired sensors that tend to be bulky and uncomfortable for young patients. These plates are comfortable, dependable, and convenient – all of which facilitate a smooth and speedy x-ray process.
At Harp Pediatric Dentistry, we make sure to invest in the latest technology so that your little one leaves with a healthy and happy smile. For more information on our advanced technology, contact our office today!