Teeth Cleaning 101: Laser versus traditional, which is better?

For a few decades now, lasers have grown in popularity and created a presence in the dental industry, and for excellent reasons! However, when it comes to which is better for teeth cleaning, there are a few things that you’ll want to consider and discuss with your dentist. Here we list the pros and cons of both laser teeth cleaning and traditional methods to help you decide which will be better for you.

Traditional versus laser teeth cleaning

Traditional teeth cleaning is the process of removing tartar and plaque by scraping areas around the gum using tools like scrapers and picks. One benefit of traditional teeth cleaning is that it can be used for virtually anyone no matter what your dental history is. The practices used for traditional teeth cleaning have been proven and are an important part of your oral health.

However, as modern techniques have emerged over the years, you’ll discover the many advantages of laser teeth cleaning over practices used in the past. Traditional methods can be uncomfortable because you’ll be spending a lot of time in the chair, and they can result in painful gums that bleed and swell. Lasers respond to these issues by making the process faster, just as effective (if not more so), and more comfortable. The laser cleaning process won’t be as painful, and you’ll experience less inflammation and bleeding.

Feelings of anxiety before a teeth cleaning can be an issue for many patients, and this fear can affect their oral hygiene. Using lasers for this dental procedure will be a relief because you won’t hear the scraping or drilling sounds, and the tools won’t feel invasive on your teeth. You’ll preserve more of the tooth because lasers have the precision to achieve complete accuracy.

So, which is right for you?

Involve a dentist when you’re deciding which method of teeth cleaning is best for you. They’ll look at your dental history and let you know if you’re a good candidate. Plus, they’ll tell you what to expect throughout the process when it comes to laser treatments.

To learn more about the different teeth cleaning methods available, speak with Dr. Ansari and her knowledgeable staff. We’re here to give you the most comfortable experience and always use state of the art technology whether you have a complicated procedure or are scheduling a simple teeth cleaning. Schedule your appointment today!

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