Dental lasers are a versatile tool for a more comfortable and effective treatment. 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. This very precisely aimed light treats only the desired area, while leaving healthy gums, bone, and tooth structure untouched.
Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990. Dental lasers can be used to:
- Correct speech problems caused by a tongue-tie
- Uncover partially erupted wisdom teeth
- Remove swollen tissues caused by medications
- Perform biopsy procedures
- Remove inflamed gum tissues and reduce bacteria levels
- Remove or reshape excess gum for esthetics
- Treat abscessed gums and infections in root canals
- Reduce the discomfort of cold sores
- Drain abscesses
Decrease tooth sensitivityBenefits of using lasers include:
- They are very precise with minimal impact on oral tissues.
- They’re gentle and generally painless, so they often require little or no anesthesia.
- They can minimize bleeding and swelling
- They can reduce symptoms and healing times
- They reduce the amount of bacteria in diseased gum tissue
- They partially or completely eliminate bleeding during surgery
- They allow the patient to enjoy a more relaxed dental experience