Dental lasers are a family of instruments. Some lasers are used for surgery, some to cure restorative materials and enhance tooth bleaching, and others to remove tooth structure for elimination of disease and restoration – different lasers for different procedures.
Lasers do not make whining sounds or other annoying noises. You may experience the sound of a rush of air, since air suction is often used to keep the area cool and cleaner.
You should be able to relax and be comfortable while the dental laser is in use.
Depending on your treatment needs, your doctor may use the laser for a long period of time or possibly only for brief moments.
However, even those procedures that require only a short period of laser usage benefit from the advantages of laser therapy. With laser surgery, there is a reduced need for local anesthesia, bleeding is minimized, swelling is controlled, and there is usually little, if any, postoperative discomfort.
The LANAP procedure is a wonderful addition to the treatments we provide and has been received extremely well by our patients..
Patient Laser Benefits include:
- minimal requirement for anesthetic
- less invasive periodontal therapy
- minimized requirement for sutures
- less postoperative sensitivity
- immediate cosmetic result
- selective removal of diseased tissue
- enhanced healing
- less postoperative inflammation
- photodynamic therapy
After careful examination, the doctor will decide what therapy will be best suited for you and we will discuss with you if you are a candidate for laser therapy or if other methods would be better suited for your particular situation.
Video about the LANAP procedure: