Are you considering a laser assisted root canal in Ellicott City, Maryland? If so, you may still have several unanswered questions. Most of our patients are curious about what distinguishes this procedure from the traditional root canal, whether it’s painful, as well as how long it takes to recover.
Using the latest technology, the Biolase, Access Endodontics is able to offer our patients faster and less invasive treatment. Dr. Burton Waxman and Dr. Lina Jarboe have the knowledge, experience, and technology to save your infected tooth while reducing the root canal recovery time.
Speak with your dentist or call us at 410.304.7226 today to learn more.
Laser Root Canal vs. Traditional Root Canal: What’s the Difference?
A root canal is often the only procedure that can save an infected tooth from extraction. It involves the removal of the infected dental pulp, the sterilization of the inner tooth, and the refilling of the tooth with a biocompatible material.
With a traditional root canal, the procedure is performed using specialized tools that are both safe and effective, but it can be somewhat inaccurate, which leads to some residual soft tissue damage or missed infection and a lengthier healing process.
With laser root canals, the procedure is performed using the Waterlase technology. This technology improves accuracy significantly, speeding up the process and reducing the amount of unnecessary residual damage. This means that laser root canal healing is a quicker and more comfortable process than traditional root canal therapy.
Advantages of Laser Dentistry for Root Canals
There are many benefits to opting for a laser root canal, including:
- Less damage to surrounding tissue
- Greater accuracy
- Greater sterilization
- A faster procedure
- Quicker recovery
Root canals are not the only procedure that can be performed using laser dentistry. Contact your dentist or reach out to us today to learn more about how this technology can help you get the dental care you need.
Is a Laser Root Canal Painful?
A significant concern with dental patients, before receiving any kind of treatment, is whether the procedure is going to be uncomfortable. While you may deal with some swelling and tenderness, you may feel much less discomfort with your healing laser root canal wounds than with a traditional root canal.
During the laser root canal itself, you’ll be numbed with a local anesthetic, so you won’t feel a thing. The laser will not only access the tooth and remove the compromised dental pulp with far greater accuracy, but it will also disinfect the tooth’s roots.
How Long Is the Laser Root Canal Healing Time?
The recovery time after a Biolase root canal, will depend on the specific patient and the specific case. But with most patients, it will be faster and more comfortable than a traditional root canal, which has a recovery period of about 2 to 3 days.
Often, the Biolase root canal recovery time can be almost non-existent, with the patient feeling capable of resuming regular activities almost immediately after the procedure. Usually, if there is a bit of discomfort to address, over-the-counter pain relievers are enough to take care of it.
Laser Root Canals from Access Endodontics
Our experienced team at Access Endodontics can save your smile with the help of advanced laser dentistry. Contact us today by calling 410.304.7226.