Dental lasers can be used in a number of dental treatments. These include gum reshaping, cavity removal, teeth whitening, and the hardening of bonding materials used in fillings. They are also used to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.
What are the advantages of dental lasers?
Surgical dental lasers should be more precise than traditional dental treatments. This should allow our dental team to conserve as much bone and tooth tissue as possible.
Lasers can also help minimize the bleeding and swelling that often result from a surgical procedure, which should result in less discomfort than there would otherwise be with traditional methods.
Since laser dentistry is normally more comfortable, in some cases it may eliminate the need for local anesthetic. This in turn can reduce the duration of your appointment.
How do dental lasers work?
Dental lasers emit targeted light that delivers quick pulses of heat energy to the area being treated. Depending on the type of tissue being treated, the wavelengths used will vary.
When can laser dentistry be used?
Laser dentistry can be used for gum reshaping, and to harden bonding materials used in fillings. It can also be used in periodontal care to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.