Using laser dentistry for cavities can help provide patients with a much more comfortable experience than the traditional drill procedure.
At JVR Dental in Walnut Grove, Langley, we understand how uncomfortable getting fillings can be. That is why all of our dental services, including laser dentistry, are designed to give our patients the most comfortable experience possible.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry uses an extremely focused beam of light to alter or remove tissue in small amounts and can be used in various procedures involving the inside of the mouth, including procedures for removing overgrown tissue, reshaping the gums, or whitening teeth. This type of Langley dental procedure is often ideal for children who are anxious or afraid of having dental work done.
Using Laser Dentistry to Treat Cavities
While the traditional drilling method for treating cavities is effective and can help Langley patients remain healthy, laser dentistry allows patients to remain comfortable while still providing the proper level of care. The invisible light beam used in laser dentistry procedures is the most precise way to fix a cavity, which means that Langley dentists do not have to remove as much of the healthy tooth as they would when using a drill. Some types of lasers, such as water lasers, can also help reduce pain during the procedure by keeping the tooth hydrated. Instead of needles and drills, laser dentistry uses water, air, and light to treat cavities and to provide a less painful experience.
Langley laser dental procedures are safe and effective for treating cavities and other types of soft tissue treatments in both kids and adults and can be used without the need for sutures or anesthetic; however, patients with a lower pain tolerance can still opt to have an anesthetic used alongside the laser treatment.
If you have any questions about laser dentistry for cavities in Langley, or if you are interested in one of our dental services in Langley (general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, restorative dentistry, and pediatric dentistry), please contact JVR Dental at 604-371-3138 or by filling out a contact form on our website.