To maintain oral health, it is essential to undergo dental check-ups twice a year. Time restrictions, financial concerns, and fear are some of the reasons people do not go to the dentist. Unfortunately, dental problems only worsen over time. If a problem is caught in its earliest stages, we can usually prevent further damage, and may even be able to reverse the damage altogether. The shrill sound of the dentist’s drill and the pain it inflicts keeps many people from receiving the dental care they desperately need. With laser dentistry, we completely eliminate the drill from your dental experience.
Many dental problems are initially painless. Because of this, major damage can occur before you are even aware there is a problem. Both gum disease and tooth decay are initially painless until the structures of the teeth and gums are severely damaged. In advanced cases of disease and decay, the damage that occurs is often irreversible. To ensure the health of your gums and teeth, we strongly encourage good oral hygiene, routine dental check-ups, and routine dental cleanings. At our Seattle cosmetic dentistry practice, we use lasers in the treatment of many dental problems, including gum disease and tooth decay.
There are many benefits of laser dentistry, including:
Little to no pain: The majority of our laser dentistry patients experience little to no pain during and after their dental treatments.
Shorter recovery time: Because there is minimal blood loss with laser dentistry, the recovery time is often shorter than with traditional dental techniques. Some soft tissue treatments do not require sutures, which also shortens the recovery time and minimizes blood loss.
Anesthesia: Because laser dentistry is often painless, many laser dentistry treatments do not require anesthesia.
Decreased risk of bacterial infections: As the laser treats the area, it also sterilizes it, thereby reducing the risk of bacterial infections.
One of the most popular dental treatments available today is teeth whitening. The easiest and quickest way to revitalize your smile is through laser teeth whitening. For our dental patients in Seattle, teeth whitening can provide exquisite and long-lasting results. The enamel and dentin of teeth become stained and discolored from drinking coffee, wine, and tea. Smoking also contributes greatly to discoloration of the teeth. Another cause of discoloration is wearing in teeth that results naturally from aging.
The entire teeth whitening treatment is completed within one hour. Because of the quickness of the treatment, many of our patients undergo laser teeth whitening while on their lunch breaks. With laser teeth whitening, your teeth can become six to ten shades whiter than they were before treatment. A sparkling white smile can be yours all within an hour!
Another way we ensure the comfort of our patients is through sedation dentistry. Though laser dentistry causes little to no pain, some patients are still anxious at the thought of undergoing dental treatments. Sedation dentistry is an excellent way to be completely relaxed and comfortable when undergoing dental treatments.
To learn more about laser dentistry, please contact Mark A. Caggiano, DDS today. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.
For over 25 years, Dr. Mark Caggiano, DDS has provided cosmetic and restorative dentistry in a comfortable, professional environment. Dr. Caggiano received a degree in Biology and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from The University of Southern California. He has had extensive post-graduate training and is a member of numerous professional organizations including The American Dental Association and The International Dental Implant Association. Dr. Caggiano makes dental treatment relaxed and comfortable for patients while enhancing their oral health and beautifying their smiles.