Constantly emerging technological innovations change every aspect of your dental care. Among one of the many advancements includes laser dentistry because it offers pinpoint accuracy and less invasive treatments. In fact, a laser can often remove the need for a scalpel and sutures during many dental procedures, but is it affordable? Yes! You can benefit from state-of-the-art technology without breaking the bank.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser dentistry has been used in the dental field for over 25 years. It’s been approved for use in more than 20 different procedures, including those used to treat decay or gum disease. A highly concentrated beam of light energy targets a specific area, removing it without requiring drills or scalpels. This provides a less invasive treatment with fewer risks and a shorter recovery time when used to treat several issues, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Gum disease
- Excessive gum tissue
- Impacted tooth
- Root canal infection
- Tooth discoloration
Is Laser Dentistry Expensive?
Laser dentistry costs more than traditional methods, but don’t let that deter you from choosing the technology. Although every policy differs, many dental insurances cover a portion of the cost. Unfortunately, there’s no way to know how much you’ll pay for the treatment without first having a consultation.
The cost of the treatment is based on your specific needs. Your dentist will provide you with an estimate during your consultation and discuss your payment options, like using your dental insurance. A member of your dental team will work on your behalf with your insurance carrier to file the necessary claim forms to lower the amount you pay out-of-pocket. Your dentist will help you find the solutions you need to benefit from the best without draining your wallet.
Is Laser Dentistry Worth the Cost?
Although laser dentistry is more expensive than traditional treatments, it’s worth the added cost. Lasers provide various benefits, including:
- FDA-approved for several treatments
- Unmatched precision and accuracy
- Doesn’t damage surrounding tissues
- Cauterizes while it cuts to reduce your risk of bleeding
- Kills 99% of bacteria to minimize the risk of infection
- Eliminates the need for scalpels and sutures
- Minimally invasive for patient comfort
- Shorter recovery time
- Covered under many dental insurance policies
Is Laser Dentistry Right for Me?
You deserve to benefit from the best when it comes to your dental care. Your dentist will perform a thorough consultation to determine if you’re a candidate for laser dentistry. You can enjoy the precision of a dental laser to invest in a healthy smile that lasts using a plan that accommodates your budget.
About Dr. Makadia
Dr. Makadia strives to provide advanced dental solutions using the latest technologies and methods. His modern office features elite technology to enhance your dental care. Dr. Makadia uses laser dentistry to treat many common issues, including gum disease. Supported by many hours of continuing education courses, you can feel at ease knowing your smile is in expert hands. If you’re ready to experience the difference with laser dentistry, contact our office today to schedule your appointment.