Dr. Ben Ahlbrecht provides laser dentistry in Indianapolis, IN. Laser dentistry is a modern general dental solution that is faster and less painful than traditional dental tools. Our dental specialists work with patients to make sure that their care is comfortable. Learn about your laser dentistry treatment options below.
Laser Dentistry Treatment
Dr. Ahlbrecht and his team can clean and whiten teeth with soft tissue lasers.
A bleaching gel and laser are used for professional in-office tooth whitening. The laser ensures fast and effective results. Dr. Ahlbrecht will clean the patient’s teeth before treatment and then activate the gel with the laser. The gel is able to penetrate the tooth enamel because of laser activation.
Non-surgical laser treatment is used to treat gum disease. Scaling and root planing remove diseased tissue and bacteria. Scaling removes plaque and tartar from below the gum line. Planing smooths down tooth roots so gums can reattach to the tooth. Periodontal therapy heals deep pockets that can form from gum disease.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
- Sterilizes gums
- Is anesthesia-free
- Minimizes blood loss
- Is safe for patients
- Protects gums from damage
- Does not require sutures
If you think you would benefit from treatment with lasers, call our dentist in Indianapolis, IN today at 317.204.7134.
Laser Dentistry FAQs
Learn the answers to common questions about laser dentistry:
Do lasers hurt?
Laser procedures are virtually painless. You may feel some discomfort following your procedure, but this should disappear quickly.
Is a dental laser different from a drill?
Dental lasers are more efficient and faster than drills. The patient experiences less discomfort and no damage to the healthy gum tissue.
How long does a periodontal laser dentistry procedure take?
The length of your treatment depends on the condition of your teeth and gums. However, the laser portion of your treatment will only take a few minutes. After Dr. Ahlbrecht evaluates your teeth and gums he will create a treatment plan for you. It is then that he will discuss the ins and outs of the procedure.
What are the benefits of laser teeth cleaning?
Laser dentistry allows for a faster healing time, minimal bleeding and pain, and more precision than other dental equipment. Lasers are also more sterile and do not typically require anesthesia.
Is laser periodontal treatment effective?
Periodontal treatment with a laser has been shown to be about 85% successful in patients. Periodontal laser therapy works by using a laser to remove any infected or inflamed gum tissue that may be attacking tooth enamel.
How long does it take for your gums to heal after laser surgery?
On average it takes about 2-4 weeks for patients’ gums to heal after laser surgery. The length of time it takes varies based on patients’ gum sensitivity.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
North Meridian Dental Care for comfortable and comprehensive treatment today at 317.204.7134. You can also schedule an appointment on our website.