Lasers have transformed modern dentistry making traditional scalpel incisions and sutured closures a thing of the past. But lasers do more than cut, they have applications that range from curing dental materials, activating super-fast whitening gels, to preparing teeth for fillings. Producing very little heat and providing unprecedented accuracy, laser dentistry is often much more comfortable for patients, requiring little to no anesthesia for many procedures.
Because of their concentrated wavelengths, lasers result in precise reactions when they contact hard or soft tissue. Lasers are also accurate, targeting with pinpoint precision, which allows surrounding tissue to remain virtually unaffected, and producing predictable results. During surgery, laser dentistry gives doctors total control over the depth and extent of surgical cuts, and at the same time, reduces bleeding and disinfects the treatment area.
VERSATILITY AND APPLICATIONS
Laser dentistry is often used in the treatment of periodontal disease and has the added advantage of stimulating the patients own tissue growth, creating a better bond between the tooth and gum than with traditional cut and sew surgery. Other dental applications include gum re-contouring, curing and strengthening bonding material, biopsies, incision cauterizing and tissue fusion, and lesion reparation. If you have questions about the lasers we use, please call us . We enjoy helping patients understand all of the interesting innovations we implement for their comfort and care.