Lasers

What is Laser Dentistry?

Lasers can be used for:

  • Tooth decay. Lasers are used to remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for receipt of the filling.
  • Gum disease. Lasers are used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during root canal procedures.
  • Biopsy or lesion removal. Lasers can be used to remove a small piece of tissue (called a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer. Lasers are also used to remove lesions in the mouth and relieve the pain of canker sores.
  • Teeth whitening. Lasers are used to speed up in-office teeth whitening procedures. A peroxide bleaching solution, applied to the toothsurface, is ”activated” by laser energy, which speeds up of the whitening process.

Laser Cosmetics

  • Soft-tissue cosmetic laser dentistry includes the treatment of gingiva. Gingival tissues frequently need to be altered because of inflammation, proliferation, subgingival restorations, subgingival caries, or irregular contours. The finish line for crowns, veneers, or bonded restorations may need to be placed into the gingival sulcus, which can cause bleeding. A hemorrhage in the gingival sulcus can make impression making or bonding procedures impossible and healing unpredictable. In these cases, laser sulcular gingivoplasty can be used to develop a new gingival sulcus, control hemorrhaging, and provide esthetic gingival contours.

Laser Therapeutics

  • Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a newly developing technique in dentistry, although it has been used among medical, dental, physiotherapy, and veterinary professions in some parts of the world for decades. LLLT can offer tremendous therapeutic benefits to patients, such as accelerated wound healing and pain relief.

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