Laser Dentistry

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Laser Dentistry has 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.

Some Dental Lasers Uses:

• Reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores.
• Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth.
• Remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement.
• Manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures.
• Remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.
• Remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications.
• Perform biopsy procedures.
• Remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
• Help treat infections in root canals.
• Speed up tooth whitening procedures.

More About Laser Dentistry

What is a laser and how does it work?

A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove or shape tissue.

What are the benefits of using dental lasers?

There are many several advantages.

• Dentists may not need to use a drill or administer anesthesia in some procedures, for a more relaxed dental experience.

• Laser procedures can be more precise.

• Lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies.

• Lasers can reduce the amount of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in tooth cavities;

• Lasers can help control bleeding during surgery.

• Lasers can speed up tooth whitening procedures.

Are dental lasers safe?

If the dental laser is used according to accepted practices by a trained practitioner, then it is at least as safe as other dental instruments. However, just as you wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from prolonged exposure to the sun, when your dentist performs a laser procedure, you will be asked to wear special eyeglasses to protect your eyes from the laser.

Is dental laser is an option for me?

Ask your dentist. Although the laser is a very useful dental instrument, it is not appropriate for every dental procedure.