Conventional dental or gum surgery is often painful and requires a long recovery.
Diode lasers can be used in many procedures to reduce treatment times, improve precision, and lessen discomfort during recovery.
So what makes treatment with a diode laser such a good choice?
Laser Dentistry Offers a Wide Range of Benefits
Diode lasers have many uses in dentistry. Your doctor can use this device to treat everything from canker sores and gum disease to stained or discolored teeth.
Highly Precise Treatment
Using a diode laser, your dentist can precisely target a problem area and vaporize it without affecting nearby tissue.
Fewer Side Effects
The heat produced by the laser during treatment simultaneously sterilizes and cauterizes the treatment area, minimizing bleeding and lowering the risk of infection.
What Is a Diode Laser?
Also known as an injection laser, this device is a semiconductor which produces a controlled burst of energy. Diode lasers are small and operate at a much lower intensity than conventional lasers, making them easy to adapt to dentistry. This type of laser is used in a range of technologies, including fiber optic systems, CD and DVD players, laser printers, remote-control devices, and barcode readers.
The Details of Your Procedure Will Depend on the Condition Being Treated
Treatments performed with diode lasers are often quicker and cause less discomfort.
When Performed by a Skilled Professional, Laser Dentistry Has High Success Rates
*According to the Academy of Laser Dentistry, Journal of Laser Dentistry
Treatment with a Dental Laser Can Improve the Health & Appearance of Your Smile
The Cost of Laser Dentistry Depends on the Type of Procedure
In many cases, treatment with a laser is more cost-effective because the procedures are more precise and can yield better results. However, some insurance plans do not cover the use of a diode laser for certain procedures. In addition, if you receive a cosmetic treatment with a laser, the cost will be greater.
When deciding whether to choose to use a diode laser during treatment, it is important to weigh the increased comfort and decreased complication risk with the cost. For example, using a laser may reduce the amount of sedation you need, saving you money on anesthesia fees.
|Dental Laser||Typically only local anesthesia||Lower risk of complication||Not always covered|
|Conventional Treatment||May require additional sedation||May require follow-up for complications||Covered for medically necessary treatments|