Erie, Harborcreek and Millcreek, PA
Lasers still can sound like something from a science fiction movie or TV show. “Dr. Spock, deploy the laser cannons,” sounds like a programmed staple of TV that we’ve watched for decades. Lasers may sound like something from the future. However, at Laser Dentistry of Erie, we use this state-of-the-art laser technology daily to care for the oral health and hygiene of our patients in Erie.
Your dentist can use lasers in more ways than you might think
Your Erie dentist Dr. Albert Starr can use lasers to treat gum disease, perform gum grafts, and even gum surgery. On a broader scale, lasers can be used in a host of procedures on soft tissue, such as removing diseased gum tissue when treating gum disease. Or, remodeling the gum tissue to turn a gummy smile into a beautiful one.
What can you expect from a dental laser procedure?
Forget what you’ve seen on “Star Wars.” Dental lasers are not giant glowing red beams of squealing light that shoot from across the room. Instead, dental lasers emit very precise beams of light that can make incisions smaller and more accurate than any medical practitioner could by using a scalpel. Lasers don’t emit noise—mostly you just hear a rush of air, which comes from air suction used to keep the area cool and clean.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
The advantages of using lasers include minimal bleeding and swelling and less pain during procedures. Your recovery time from a laser procedure will be shorter and easier. The procedure can be performed with better accuracy, more quickly, and with a reduced need for post-procedure pain medication. There are so many advantages to laser usage in dental care that it may seem like too many benefits than would be possible from a single device. Well, that’s because multiple types of lasers can be used in dental procedures.
Diagnodent lasers are the lowest-level lasers used at our office in Erie. A diagnodent laser is a diagnostic tool known for identifying even very early stages of tooth decay. That means smaller fillings are needed to repair any damage. This is beneficial for patients because catching tooth decay in its earliest stage means a less invasive procedure, and more of the natural tooth structure can be saved. This is one more reason why regular dental checkups and cleanings are essential to maintaining optimal levels of oral health. A simple filling is much easier, and cheaper than waiting until extensive decay has settled in and you are in need of a root canal or worse – an extraction. Our dental laser can help prevent these types of dental woes.
Laser Dentistry in Erie
Dr. Albert Starr and our professional staff at Laser Dentistry of Erie are proud to use the most modern advancements in dental care for your benefits—including our precise dental lasers. We want to help you better understand what sets apart Laser Dentistry of Erie and our level of care. If you have any questions at all, contact us today at (814) 825-2615 if you are located in the areas of Harborcreek, Millcreek, or Erie, PA.