The use of lasers in dentistry have helped improve treatments making them safer, quicker, and less invasive. Dr. Spadafora is dedicated to using the latest technology such as laser to create a more relaxed dental experience for our patients. Whether you need a cosmetic, restorative, or preventative procedure, our Hermitage dentist is able to provide the highest level of dental care. Using lasers in conjunction with other dental tools Dr. Spadafora can ensure that you receive great quality care and results you’ll love.
How are lasers used in dentistry?
Since the introduction of dental lasers in 1990 they have been used in a variety of different procedures to help create better results. Although the use of dental lasers require eye protection, they’re extremely safe and allow Dr. Spadafora to perform treatments while ensuring patient comfort. Dental lasers can be used to:
- Help treat infections during root canal therapy
- Decrease the time of teeth whitening treatments
- Remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown-lengthening treatment
- Remove inflamed gum tissues and help treat gum disease
- Detect cavities
DIAGNOdent Laser Cavity Detection
In order to help with early cavity detection Dr. Spadafora uses DIAGNOdent, a low power laser that helps detect tooth decay by emitting light through the tooth structure. When the DIAGNOdent encounters cavities it causes fluorescence. The bigger the cavity, the more fluorescences occurs. In contrast, healthy tooth structure will reflect little to no fluorescence.
The use of DIAGNOdent allows our Hermitage dentist to begin treatment before the decay has had a chance to cause more damage. Therefore, the need for more invasive treatment can be prevented with early detection and as a result, needles or drills can be completely avoided, allowing you to save more of your natural tooth structure.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Lasers offer many advantages during dental treatment. Using a dental laser instead of a traditional dental drill can improve your dental experience and allow you to spend less time in the dental chair. Some of the benefits of using lasers include:
- Less pain
- Reduced anxiety for those who are anxious about dental drills
- Reduced bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatment
- Preservation of more healthy bone and soft tissue
Experience Laser Dentistry in Hermitage, PA Today!
Dr. Spadafora uses Laser dentistry to provide patients with the highest level of care. Whether you need cosmetic, restorative, or preventative treatment, laser dentistry makes procedures more accurate and helps reduce pain or discomfort. Contact Dr. Spadafora today and see how laser dentistry can give you a healthy, beautiful smile.