At Cedar Dental Centre in Kamloops, we use laser dental care as a minimally invasive treatment option for gum disease and cavities, teeth whitening, and other oral health issues.
Laser dental therapy uses lasers, which are extremely focused beams of light, to treat a variety of dental issues and conditions. We are pleased to offer this dental technology to our valued patients in Kamloops.
Dental lasers can be used in the following ways:
To remove tooth decay. Lasers can be used to remove decay in a tooth, and prepare the surrounding area for a filling.
To treat gum disease. Lasers can used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during gum disease treatments and root canals.
For biopsies or lesion removal. Lasers can be used to remove a small piece of oral tissue (in a procedure called a biopsy) so that it can be examined for oral cancer. Lasers are also used to remove lesions in the mouth and to relieve pain caused by canker sores.
For teeth whitening. Lasers can be used to make in-office teeth whitening procedures faster. The peroxide bleaching solution that is applied to the surface of the teeth is activated by the laser's energy, and this speeds up of the whitening process.
Because laser technology does not generate heat, vibration or pressure in the mouth, it helps our dentists perform dental procedures with less pain and with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, and less use of the drill.
Dental lasers are extremely precise, and for that reason they can minimize trauma, bleeding and swelling in the area being treated. And because lasers allow us to use the drill less, laser dental therapy can be helpful for children and adults who feel anxious about visiting the dentist.
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