Laser dentistry consists of two segments: soft tissue and hard tissue. Soft tissue involves gum and muscle improvements, while hard tissue focuses on cavities, fillings, and tooth sensitivity.
The use of lasers means that most treatments don't require any anesthesia, there is less chance of bacterial infection, and the recovery time is accelerated.
Laser whitening is an in-office procedure that is done using a whitening solution and a high intensity light. After cleaning your teeth thoroughly, we protect your gums by placing a barrier on them directly above your teeth using a little brush. The solution is then activated by the high intensity light.
Some patients do experience sensitivity either during or after the procedure. The amount of sensitivity does vary and normally goes away within a day or two.
The results and how long it lasts also varies, therefore is not something that we can guarantee. Over time, natural things such as coffee, tea, pop, strawberries, curry, etc., discolor your teeth. In order to counteract this, we normally suggest that patients who do the laser whitening should also purchase a mini home whitening kit.
Please contact Accent Dental today to how laser dentistry can make your treatment more comfortable.