Can dental lasers help to reduce my dental anxiety?
One of the biggest complaints we get from our patients about visiting the dentist is that they are afraid of the sounds and vibrations caused by the dental handpiece we use to remove decay and prep your tooth.
One of the ways that we can help our patients feel more comfortable is to offer laser dentistry. Laser dentistry makes a much quieter sound than a dental drill. This fact alone is one of the nicest features for our patients. A quieter appointment means a more relaxed appointment.
Additionally, dental lasers cause fewer vibrations than a traditional handpiece. Because of this, you will not have that drilling sound in your head. Sounds can trigger some people’s fears or memories and make them feel nervous.
Are you worried about pain? Many people report being in less pain and having a shorter recovery time after having dentistry with a laser. Lasers do not cause as much trauma to your tooth, so they require less recovery time. Most patients also report less swelling when they are in recovery after a procedure.
If you are interested to find out if laser dentistry is right for you, call our office and we can schedule an evaluation to find out. We would like the opportunity to make your dental experience a comfortable, anxiety-free one.