Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of the traditional dental drill. Since cutting both hard and soft tissues (teeth and gums) with the laser 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! Additionally, using the laser for gum procedures reduces bleeding, post-operative pain, swelling and the need for pain medication in many cases.
Using the laser, Dr. jensen, is able to remove tooth enamel decay (the hardest substance in the body), bone and gum tissue precisely while leaving surrounding areas unaffected. This conserves and allows you to keep more healthy tooth structure. Also using the laser for cavity preperations can increase the bond strength of tooth-colored restoration resulting in longer lasting fillings.
Since you often do not need shots or anesthesia, Dr. Jensen, can perform cavitity preperations in all areas of the mouth in one vist. Therefore, reducing the amounts of dental visits.