Laser technology has been used in the medical field for decades. Now, these tools are routinely used in dentistry to provide more accurate, less invasive care. At West Lake Dental in Loveland, CO, Dr. Andy Maples uses laser dentistry to offer more conservative care with less discomfort.
With a commitment to providing the highest quality care possible, Dr. Maples routinely attends continuing education courses to stay up to date on the latest technologies. In just one year, he completed 150 hours of continuing education.
Laser dentistry offers a number of advantages. This type of treatment:
In addition to these benefits, laser dentistry is often recommended to patients who are nervous about visiting the dentist. In comparison to traditional tools, which often make a considerable amount of noise, lasers are almost completely silent. This lack of noise can make a huge difference for patients are stressed by the sound of certain dental tools.
Lasers harness the power and energy of light. When calibrated specifically for dental procedures, lasers can create incisions in both a tooth and gum tissue with unparalleled precision. Each type of laser operates on a different wavelength, which is set to target a specific type of tissue. These devices also cauterize as they cut, sealing the tissue and reducing the risk of bacterial contamination.
At West Lake Dental, Dr. Maples most often uses this technology for cosmetic procedures such as:
While laser dentistry is a much more comfortable and conservative approach to treatment, some patients may still feel anxious or nervous about visiting the dentist. That is why we offer oral conscious sedation at West Lake Dental. This treatment option induces relaxation so patients can enjoy a comfortable dental experience.
To learn more about laser dentistry or the other conservative treatments offered at our practice, schedule a visit with Dr. Maples. Contact us online or give us a call at (970) 669-1444.