With advances in dental technology, treating cavities has become easier with laser decay removal treatment. Lasers are a desirable alternative to repairing and maintaining your teeth.
Unfortunately, cavities are sometimes unpreventable no matter how disciplined you are with your oral hygiene routine. However, cavities shouldn’t be ignored and need to be treated as soon as possible.
Generally, a cavity can be detected at your twice-yearly dental checkup. Your dentist will examine your mouth for decay and other dental issues. Additionally, you may notice a cavity is present if you have tooth pain, aches, or sensitive spots.
Therefore, we emphasize the importance of visiting your dentist twice a year for early detection of cavities and ways to prevent decay from developing further.
Laser decay removal offers an innovative approach to treating cavities. This method is a much faster, more comfortable, and less painful way to treat decay.
Cavities are traditionally treated with fillings, crowns, or root canals. This can leave patients feeling anxiety, pain, and discomfort. However, with a laser, there are no shots or drills, which is usually the worst part about treating a cavity.
Dental lasers work to vaporize plaque, decayed tooth matter, bacteria, and other buildup. Additionally, lasers reduce the need for painkillers and general anesthesia. Further, the non-invasive nature of a dental laser can help patients feel more comfortable during their procedure.
There are a variety of preventative measures you can take to preserve your oral health and reduce the likelihood of developing tooth decay.
If you haven’t visited your dentist within the last six months, we encourage you to schedule an appointment. At Reflection Ridge Dental, we offer a loyalty program for patients without dental insurance. Contact us today to learn more.