Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since laser dentistry for both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) does not generate heat, vibration or pressure, many dental procedures can be performed with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia, less use of the drill and fewer numb lips! In many gum procedures, laser dentistry reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication.
ACCURACY AND PRECISION
Dr. Shiffman is able to remove decay in tooth enamel (the hardest substance in the body), as well as excess bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves healthy tooth structure.
The dental drill can cause hairline cracks and fractures in teeth that may lead to future dental problems. Dr. Shiffman performs laser dentistry which minimizes trauma, reducing damage to healthy portions of your tooth.
IMPROVED CAVITY FILLINGS
Laser dentistry cavity preparations can increase bond strength of tooth-colored restorations, resulting in longer lasting fillings.
LESS BLEEDING AND SWELLING
Due to its conservative, gentle cutting action and coagulating capabilities, Dr. Shiffman performs many gum procedures with little or no bleeding and less swelling after your procedure.
FEWER DENTAL VISITS
Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, Dr. Shiffman can perform cavity preparations in all areas of the mouth in just one visit. This technology also gives the Dr. Shiffman, the Boynton Beach dentist, the ability to perform many procedures that were previously referred to specialists.
Laser dentistry is extremely versatile. It can be used for a wide range of hard and soft tissue procedures – from decay removal and cavity preparation to root canals, smile design, surgical procedures on gum and bone, and many others. Since your Boynton Beach dentist can perform a wider range of procedures you may be able to avoid an additional trip to a specialist, saving you valuable time.