Common Procedures Featuring Laser Technology

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Laser dentistry is a subfield of dentistry that has increased in popularity in the recent years. Some estimates put the use of lasers in dentist offices to at least six percent, and that quantity continues to rise as doctors and patients alike are coming to appreciate the positive results of laser dentistry. Read about how the following oral procedures can be improved with the use of dental lasers.

Joint treatment. TMJ is a painful disorder affecting more than three million people in the US each year. Oral lasers, specifically soft tissue lasers, can relieve the side effects of TMJ by reducing inflammation of the temporomandibular joint.

Nerve regeneration. Just as laser dentistry can be applied to diminish tooth sensitivity, it can also be used to regenerate impaired nerve endings. The same technique can be used to regenerate blood vessels and scars inside your oral cavity.

Observance and inspection of the oral cavity. In many cases, to find a cavity, you’d have to take several x-rays and wait to view the scans. With the power of dental laser technology, we can look at and observe the inside of your teeth instantly.

Reducing tooth sensitivity. Your teeth are sensitive because of tiny nerve endings referred to as tubules, which are located underneath your teeth. With the help of dental lasers, we can diminish the hot-and-cold sensitivity of your chompers by stopping off the tubules.

There are many additional illustrations of how laser dentistry can be utilized in oral offices, and we’d love to show you a few firsthand! Please call 970-945-9119 now to pencil in your next appointment with Dr. Corey Johnson at Corey I. Johnson D.D.S., P.C. in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.