Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry

One of the significant advancements in the history of dentistry is laser dentistry, in which lasers are used to treat dental problems. Laser dentistry acts as a very comfortable treatment option in several dental procedures that involves hard or soft tissue. 

The abbreviation of LASER is “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” This instrument forms a focused and narrow beam of light energy which reacts when it hits the tissue, letting it remove or shape the tissue. Laser dentistry is used in treating hypersensitivity, tooth decay, gum disease, and whitening teeth.

What are the types of lasers used in dentistry?

The two types of lasers used are hard tissue laser and soft tissue lasers. In some cases, the dentist might use both hard tissue and soft tissue lasers. 

Hard tissue lasers: Hard tissue lasers can penetrate through tooth structure. Its wavelength is soaked up by combining water and a specific kind of mineral that is found in the teeth. These lasers are generally used to prepare teeth for composite bonding, or to fix the dental fillings that are worn, and to take away some tooth structure.

Soft tissue lasers:Soft tissue lasers are used to treat gum surgery, gum reshaping, and to debride infected tissue. 

What are the procedures for laser dental?

Laser dentistry can help in improving dental health and your appearance, as well. It can provide a fresher look by adding vitality to the lips and face. A range of laser treatments can be applied to gum tissue, that include procedures like:

  • Instead of having a common surgical procedure, Laser-Assisted Tissue and Bone Regeneration can assist procedure for the treatment of periodontitis or gum disease. 
  • Sleep Apnea Night Lase is a fast and companionable solution to snoring and sleep apnea in a non-invasive way.
  • Smooth-Lase is a non-ablative laser that helps in reducing wrinkles and lines around the mouth.

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

The benefits of laser dentistry are:

  • Treatments have become precise.
  • There is minimized bleeding in treated soft tissues; it promotes blood clotting as well.
  • Some procedures don’t even need anesthesia.
  • The laser sterilizes the area deducing the chances of bacterial infection.
  • Faster healing can be observed with regenerating tissues.
  • The procedures don’t cause much damage to the surrounding tissues.

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