Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive option. Medical professionals use lasers, which are extremely focused light beams, to alter or remove tissue in small amounts. Laser surgery is not limited to dentistry, but many people have never heard of laser dentistry before having it done. Dentists use lasers in a variety of procedures involving the inside of the mouth, be it to remove overgrown tissue, to reshape the gums, or to whiten teeth. Sometimes, laser dentistry is ideal for children who become anxious or afraid when having dental work done.
What Laser Dentistry Can Treat
The dental laser works by producing a very thin, intense light energy beam. Upon contact with tissue, the light causes a reaction, whereby it can shape or remove tissue.
Some of these include:
Canker sore and cold sore pain treatments.
Treating root canal infections
Cavity removal: Untreated tooth decay can lead to holes in the teeth, or cavities, which will need to be treated with a filling. The laser is used to remove the decay from the teeth, and harden the filling.
Treating gum disease.
Whitening teeth: Laser is a quick way to whiten teeth, taking around an hour to complete. It works when the laser combines with the bleach: an alkaline gel: to create a safe tooth whitening procedure.
Treatment of mouth ulcers.
Removing gum inflammation.
Biopsies: The laser can help in testing for cancer through the form of a biopsy. The laser removes tiny samples of tissue, which is then tested for cancer.
Exposing wisdom teeth.
Regenerating damaged nerves.
Removing benign oral tumors.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Dentists choose laser dentistry because of distinct benefits that make the procedures go more smoothly, and also reduce discomfort and healing time for patients.
Patients are less likely to require sutures.
Anesthesia may not be necessary.
The laser will sterilize the gums, making infection less likely.
Less damage to gums shortens the healing time.
Patients lose less blood than traditional surgery.
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