What is Laser Dentistry?
Remove or reshape gum tissues
A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissues, it causes a reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove or shape tissue.
Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990. Lasers can be used as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures and are often used in conjunction with other dental instruments.
Dental lasers can be used to:
• Reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores
• Expose partially erupted wisdom tooth.
• Remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement.
• Manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures.
• Remove overgrow tissues caused by certain medications.
• Perform biopsy procedures.
• Remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
• Remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.
• Help treat infections in root canals.
There are several advantages, dentists may not need to use a drill or administer anesthesia in some procedures, allowing the patient to enjoy a more relaxed dental experiences can be more precise. Also, lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional; therapies; reduce the amount of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in tooth cavities; and control bleeding during surgery.