Providing dental patients the highest standard of care to achieve healthy, beautiful smiles involves using modern and advanced techniques. Dr. James Furgurson of Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers laser dentistry in our Chapel Hill, NC office. This high tech treatment enhances our ability to treat issues with the soft tissues of the mouth with greater accuracy, less discomfort and minimal recovery time. Since its inception, laser dentistry has been allowing dentists like Dr. Furgurson to offer their patients less invasive, more precise, and comfortable oral care treatments.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Dental lasers are used to improve accuracy and reduce recovery time for a variety of dental treatments. There are two types of lasers that have different uses, depending on the type of treatment:
- Hard tissue lasers: The hard tissue lasers are designed to cut through teeth and bone and used for procedures such as repairing fillings or preparing teeth for reshaping.
- Soft tissue lasers: This type of laser can penetrate soft tissue and seal blood vessels and nerve endings to enable faster healing. This type of laser is often used in treating gum disease.
How Does Laser Dentistry Work?
A dental laser is a hand-held instrument that allows skilled dentists like Dr. Furgurson to deliver a narrow, very precise beam of high-intensity light. The beam only comes into contact with the targeted area, leaving the healthy tissues untouched. This also allows the dentist to control the depth and cut, so that they are no deeper than necessary. With laser dentistry, your treatment is fast, predictable, and precise.
Laser Dentistry Benefits
Not all dental practices offer laser dentistry, but Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is proud to offer this revolutionary treatment option to provide benefits to patients:
- Minimal bleeding
- Reduced recovery time
- Less need for anesthesia
- No downtime
- No sutures
- More precision, leading to better aesthetics
Is Laser Dentistry Painful?
In many cases, patients do not require anesthesia for treatment with laser dentistry. In fact, many patients often choose laser dentistry because treatment with lasers tends to be a more comfortable experience than traditional procedures. Treatment time and recovery time are significantly reduced, allowing you to return to your normal activities sooner.
Laser Dentistry in Chapel Hill, NC
At his Chapel Hill, NC office, Dr. Furgurson uses LiteTouch to perform laser dentistry treatment. This versatile dental laser system offers a more convenient way for patients and dentists to access efficient methods of dental care. LiteTouch benefits both patients and dentists because it offers a simpler, gentler way of treating the teeth and gums. Because it uses light energy to sculpt the gums or remove lesions, LiteTouch is painless for patients and cuts down on treatment time because it quickly and efficiently allows dentists to target specific areas of concern. If you’ve been putting off seeing a dentist because of fear of a painful, extended treatment and recovery, laser dentistry might be right for you. Schedule an appointment online or call our offices at 919.205.9308 today.