Laser Dentistry Is At The Forefront of Technology

Posted on: April 16, 2018

Laser DentistryLaser dentistry is at the forefront of emerging technologies that are making dentistry far more palatable for people who are immensely afraid of visiting the dentist. For a large portion of the population, the idea of visiting the dentist makes them break out in a cold sweat. Over the years, these numbers have accumulated to where significant portions of the American adult population would rather live with cavities, dental decay, and even more serious conditions than visit the dentist.

Laser dentistry is effectively working to change the perception of a dental visit and also the fears of these kinds of people so they can get the treatment they need and deserve.

Dental Drills Contribute to Dental Anxiety and Fear

A 2014 study available on the website for the National Center for Biotechnology Information, NCBI, states that the dental drill is one of the leading causes of dental fear in patients across the nation.

In one specific study conducted at a dental university in Japan, it was found that the brains of people who have intense anxiety about a dental visit react uniquely to the sound of dental drills. These people responded just as strongly as if they were actually in the chair waiting for treatment, even though they were not in a dental chair and a dental drill was nowhere near them at the time of the study.

The amazing thing about laser dentistry is that it virtually eliminates the need for the use of a dental drill.

This is good news for people who have intense anxiety about dental visits, tied specifically to the dental drill and other equipment used in dental procedures. If a laser dentistry procedure can be done completely in the absence of a drill, there is a good chance we can help eliminate the phobias of a large percentage of the population.

Laser Dentistry is Pain-Free

Another significant advantage of laser dentistry is the fact that it has virtually no discomfort associated with it. Ironically, in studies, it has been shown that 75 percent of patients claimed to experience no pain at all when undergoing regular dental treatment. This is not surprising given the range of modern tools available that are used to ensure that the patient experiences no discomfort.

Yet the majority of patients who do not want to visit the dentist or procrastinate about making an appointment state that as the major reason why they do not want to visit the dentist.

With laser dentistry, there is virtually no discomfort with the treatment at all. Laser dentistry uses a laser light beam and water, which fuse together to remove decay, tissue, old fillings, and other things that need removal without causing damage to the tissues itself. This revolutionary technology can even help to whiten discolored teeth, alleviate the symptoms of gum disease, fight gum recession and remove the decay from a bad tooth to prepare it for a filling.

Visit Frank Mazzaferro DDS for Laser Dentistry to Treat Gum Disease

We can treat your gum disease using laser technology. This is a comfortable and convenient way for us to restore your gums to excellent health and since it is non-invasive, you do not need to worry about discomfort.

Request a dental appointment here: https://www.mazzdental.com or call Frank Mazzaferro DDS at (315) 218-0485 for an appointment in our Rome dental office.


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