Diode lasers have many uses in dentistry. Your doctor can use this device to treat everything from canker sores and gum disease to stained or discolored teeth.
Using a diode laser, your dentist can precisely target a problem area and vaporize it without affecting nearby tissue.
The heat produced by the laser during treatment simultaneously sterilizes and cauterizes the treatment area, minimizing bleeding and lowering the risk of infection.
Take a look at what a diode laser can do...
Also known as an injection laser, this device is a semiconductor which produces a controlled burst of energy. Diode lasers are small and operate at a much lower intensity than conventional lasers, making them easy to adapt to dentistry. This type of laser is used in a range of technologies, including fiber optic systems, CD and DVD players, laser printers, remote-control devices, and barcode readers.
So what should I expect if a diode laser is used during my treatment?
Take a look at a diode laser in action...
Does laser treatment really work?
How will my smile look after the treatment?
Will an advanced tool like a diode laser affect the cost of my treatment?
In many cases, treatment with a laser is more cost-effective because the procedures are more precise and can yield better results. However, some insurance plans do not cover the use of a diode laser for certain procedures. In addition, if you receive a cosmetic treatment with a laser, the cost will be greater.
When deciding whether to choose to use a diode laser during treatment, it is important to weigh the increased comfort and decreased complication risk with the cost. For example, using a laser may reduce the amount of sedation you need, saving you money on anesthesia fees.
|Dental Laser||Typically only local anesthesia||Lower risk of complication||Not always covered|
|Conventional Treatment||May require additional sedation||May require follow-up for complications||Covered for medically necessary treatments|
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Diode lasers offer a range of benefits over conventional surgical methods. To find out whether a laser can be used to improve your treatment experience, contact a doctor today.
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