Is Laser Dentistry Truly Pain-Free?
It’s no secret that many people are afraid to go to the dentist. Board-certified doctor of dental medicine Dr. Michaela Tozzi understands that and offers laser dentistry, which is a fast and effective way to perform many dental procedures that are virtually pain-free. With this dental technology, there is no need for incisions, injections, stitches, or extensive recovery time. To learn more about what laser dentistry can do for you, call today to schedule an appointment at our Las Vegas, NV office for a comprehensive dental exam.
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dental treatments use a beam of light energy to perform precise dental procedures more effectively. These lasers are easy to control and allow Dr. Tozzi to cut tissue on contact. It also eliminates decay in teeth and can remove the soft tissue from gums. Blood loss is minimized as the light beam cauterizes as it works, which reduces recovery time and the need for over-the-counter medications post-treatment. Lasers also help to prevent bacterial infections by sterilizing the area and minimizing damage to the tissue surrounding the area being treated.
What makes laser dentistry essentially painless?
Laser dentistry is a high-energy light technology that is less invasive than traditional methods, such as drills or scalpels. It reduces the need for anesthesia too. Cavity fillings or other dental procedures are made practically painless with this technology. Most patients report little to no discomfort during procedures with this laser technology. All procedures can be precisely performed to protect the surrounding tissue, and there is no need for stitches. The risk of painful bacterial infections is also lowered since the laser sterilizes as it works.
What can laser dentistry be used for?
There are many uses for laser dentistry. When Dr. Tozzi treats patients with periodontal disease, this laser can be used in the pocket to remove bacteria. Studies have shown that it can dramatically reduce bacteria more so than scaling or root planing can do on its own. This soft tissue handpiece can be used for nearly any dental procedures in our Las Vegas, NV office.
Benefits of using the Diode laser
Advanced dental technology, such as the Diode laser, helps Dr. Tozzi to accurately identify many dental problems, including:
Cavities or tooth decay
By using this tool, she can reduce treatment time, speed up healing, and provide a relaxing and comfortable environment for her patients of all ages. This dental technology allows patients with certain health conditions to undergo dental care that they may otherwise be unqualified for.
She uses a combination of tools to provide the best diagnosis and treatment plan at our Las Vegas, NV office. Digital x-rays allow us to get a detailed view of your internal structures, which we can’t see with our eyes alone. Thanks to advanced technology, such as laser dentistry, Dr. Tozzi can provide superior dental care that improves your overall health too.
These dental technologies are minimally invasive, meaning that local anesthesia usually isn’t required. Regardless of the technology we use during your treatment, you can rest assured that we will do everything we can to ensure your health is at the forefront at all times. We are dedicated to providing compassionate dental care for all of our patients.
Will my insurance cover laser dentistry?
Many dental insurances will cover technologies like the Diode laser. Our professional team can work with you to confirm your coverage prior to any treatment. During your initial consultation, we can estimate your costs, so you know what to expect before committing to any procedure at our Las Vegas, NV office.
Learn more about innovative dental care with laser dentistry
Dr. Michaela Tozzi is proud to provide superior dental care with the help of laser dentistry. When you or a loved one are in need of dental treatment and are scared of the dentist’s office, we can schedule a consultation to discuss how laser dentistry can improve your oral health. Laser dentistry, which is practically pain-free, can help resolve many dental situations. To learn more about laser dentistry, call our team in Las Vegas NV today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tozzi.