Dental lasers are used in all sorts of different dental treatments. These include gum reshaping, cavity removal, and teeth whitening, as well as the hardening of bonding materials used in fillings.
What are the advantages of dental lasers?
Surgical dental lasers highly precise; far more so than traditional methods. This means we can conserve far more bone and tooth tissue than we previously could.
It also helps reduce bleeding and swelling from surgical procedures, resulting in less discomfort and faster healing time.
Often, laser dentistry can eliminate the need for local anesthetic, reducing the duration of the appointment.
This also means that in many cases, we can perform procedures all at once that used to require multiple appointments.
How do dental lasers work?
Dental lasers emit targeted light that delivers quick pulses of heat energy to the area being treated. The wavelengths used vary depending on the type of tissue being treated.
Which dental procedures can laser dentistry be used for?
Laser dentistry can be used for gum reshaping, teeth whitening, cavity removal, and to harden bonding materials used in fillings. It can also be used in periodontal care to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.