Laser Dentistry in Atlanta, GA
A safe, effective alternative to the dentist drill.
Your Imagix dental professional may offer you the option of laser dentistry. Using a powerful light beam rather than the traditional dentist drill, laser dentistry is safe and effective for many types of dental procedures. These include removing decay and preparing teeth for fillings, treating oral lesions, removing tissue for biopsies, enhancing teeth whitening procedures and treating infections.
In general, most patients find they require less local anesthesia and experience less bleeding, swelling and discomfort than with conventional dental procedures. If your Imagix dentist recommends laser treatment for you, you’ll be asked to wear a special pair of protective eyeglasses. This will keep the laser light from damaging your eyes. Although there is much less noise than with a standard dentist drill, you may hear air suction noises during treatment. The air suction helps keep the treatment area cool and clean.
Although it’s gaining in popularity, laser treatment still isn’t appropriate for some dental procedures. For example, it’s not recommended for removing defective crowns, preparing teeth for bridges and filling cavities between teeth. Check with your Imagix dentist to see if laser treatment is an appropriate option for your needs.