Laser dentistry has revolutionized some of the most traditional dental care methods and procedures. Laser dentistry allows the dentist to perform traditional dentistry procedures with less anesthesia, faster healing, and more precise results. Dentists are incorporating laser dentistry into their office to offer patients a more comfortable, effective solution for their dental concerns.
Dr. Brent Engelberg is a trusted dentist in Arlington Heights, IL. Dr. Engelberg undergoes continuous training to offer patients the most advanced, high-quality techniques and treatments that dentistry has to offer. Dr. Engelberg uses laser dentistry to address a range of dental concerns. To learn more about our services at AH Smiles in Arlington Heights, IL, call 847.230.9703 or request an appointment online.
Types of Dental Lasers
There are two different types of dental lasers: Hard tissue lasers and soft tissue lasers. Dental lasers are ideal for patients of all types, including younger patients and patient with dental fear or anxiety. Dental lasers are quiet, gentle, and can typically eliminate the need for anesthesia.
Hard tissue dental lasers use wavelength technology to penetrate through bone and tooth structure. Hard tissue dental lasers are commonly used to remove dental caries and removal of old fillings, all while preserving as much of the natural tooth structure as possible.
Soft tissue dental lasers are powerful, yet gentle enough to penetrate soft tissue without irritating or damaging the surrounding areas. Soft tissue dental lasers are commonly used for crown lengthening, teeth whitening, gummy smile, and soft tissue folds. Soft tissue laser can also be used to treat advanced-stage periodontal disease.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
- Promotes faster healing and may even eliminate the need for sutures
- Less pain and discomfort associated with traditional methods
- Lower risk of infection
- Limit the need for anesthesia
- Ideal for young patients and patients with dental fear and anxiety
- Offers more precise results
- Provides a more relaxing dental experience
Is laser dentistry right for me?
Visit our team at AH Smiles to determine if laser dentistry is right for you. Arlington Heights dentist Dr. Engelberg can work with you to find the ideal solution for your dentistry needs.