Columbia Dentist Discusses the Benefits of Laser Dentistry

The idea of going to the dentist for a procedure and leaving with a wounded mouth is not appealing to anyone. If you’re one who avoids the dentist for this very reason, consider visiting your Columbia dentist, Dr. David Foster. Laser dentistry allows Dr. Foster to remove gum disease and heal canker sores by pinpointing only the affected area. The procedure can also be used to reshape the gum line for cosmetic purposes or in preparation for veneers.

The Benefits of Laser Dentistry

  1. Less Pain – With minimal impact on the oral tissues, you will not feel the throbbing or inflamed feeling one often gets with traditional gum-shaping procedures. In fact, you may be able to forgo the anesthesia altogether as many patients report little to no discomfort.

  2. Fast Healing – With laser dentistry, there’s less bleeding and swelling. Furthermore, with less trauma to the soft tissues, patients generally experience faster healing times. We like to think this also lessens anxiety and will bring you back to our office for your next dental procedure.

  3. Reduce the Risk of Infection – Fast healing, less bleeding, and less swelling mean you’re less likely to develop an infection. This benefit is good for your overall health as oral infections can affect other areas of the body.

How Does It Work?

The good thing about laser dentistry is that it allows your dentist to only treat the desired area. This is why there is minimal swelling and bleeding of the gums. The laser light breaks apart the tissue molecules of the specific area of the mouth, but leaves the healthy parts of your mouth untouched. Laser dentistry allows Dr. Foster to practice a more conservative approach to your treating oral health problems, as it precisely targets only the affected area and retains healthy tissue.

Healthier Smiles with Your Columbia Dentist

Now that you are curious, come in and see what all the buzz—or light—is all about! We promise you won’t be disappointed. Call our office at 931-388-3384 and let Dr. Foster demonstrate all the benefits of laser dentistry. Our Columbia dentist office proudly serves patients and their families in the 38401 zip code.

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