What Is LANAP® Laser Treatment?


LANAP laser therapy from Harmony Dental We live in an age where technology is constantly changing. Every day, new developments are coming out to help improve our lives. Technological developments in the dental field have vastly improved how we can provide care, improving your quality of care, the outcomes of your procedures, and your overall satisfaction. At Harmony Dental, one of the many new technologies we use is laser dentistry.

Dental Procedures with a Laser?


Laser dentistry involves the use of a laser to perform a wide variety of different dental treatments. While lasers have been used in the medical field for several decades, they are still fairly recent in the dental world. A laser uses a very fine concentrated beam of light approximately the thickness of a human hair. The laser, which is adjustable, can be used to remove soft tissue and bone, disinfect, and stimulate the growth of new tissues.

How Can Laser Dentistry Be Used?


Laser dentistry can be used for many different purposes. Uses include
•  Whitening teeth. A laser can help to enhance the results of whitening treatment.
•  Treating gum disease. A laser can help to remove infected tissue, disinfect periodontal pockets, seal periodontal pockets, and stimulate the growth of new tissue.
•  Preparing teeth for fillings. A laser can help to remove decay from a cavity, preserving more of your natural tooth structure.
•  Disinfecting the interior of a tooth during a root canal treatment.
•  Removing tissue from an abnormality in your mouth to perform a soft tissue biopsy.
•  Oral surgery. A laser can replace a scalpel in many surgical procedures.

Is Laser Dentistry Safe?


Laser dentistry is considered to be very safe. It is just as safe as performing procedures with more traditional tools. Just like traditional tools, however, there are a few risks associated with the laser. One of these risks is potential damage to your eyes. Before your treatment, you are provided with special glasses that help to prevent this damage. Another potential risk is permanent damage to your soft tissues. This is often due to using the wrong wavelength for the procedure. We are highly trained and experienced in using the laser, and can take all necessary precautions to ensure the utmost safety and optimal results.


What are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?


Laser dentistry provides many benefits, including
•  Incredible accuracy. The laser allows us to target specific tissue, leaving healthy tissue completely intact.
•  Reduced bleeding during treatment. Scalpels are known for causing significant bleeding. A laser cauterizes tissue as it cuts. This helps to greatly reduce bleeding during your procedure.
•  Reduced tissue trauma. The accuracy of the laser also aids in reducing tissue trauma. This means that pain and swelling are greatly reduced following treatment. Reduced trauma can also mean that your recovery period is shorter.
•  Makes treatment easier for patients with dental anxiety. The thought of pain and bleeding can lead many patients with a fear of the dentist try to avoid treatment at all costs. Because the laser reduces pain, bleeding, and other issues, those who suffer anxiety or fear regarding dental care are made more comfortable.

Laser dentistry has greatly improved how we can perform many different procedures, improving your quality of care and optimizing your oral health.

For more information, and to schedule your appointment, call Harmony Dental at (541) 246-3250 today.


Office Hours:

Mon: 8am – 4:30pm
Tue: 8am – 4:30pm
Wed: 8am – 4:30pm
Thu: 7:30am – 3:30pm
Fri: By Appointment


Phone:

(541) 246-3250

Address:

4765 Village Plaza Loop Suite 101
Eugene, OR 97401-6676


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