Your dentists uses dental lasers in a number of dental treatments, including gum reshaping, cavity removal, teeth whitening, to harden fillings and to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.
What are the benefits of dental lasers?
Surgical lasers provide greater accuracy and precision than traditional treatment methods. They make it easier for your dentist to conserve bone and tooth tissue during surgery, making the procedure it less invasive.
Dental lasers also cause less bleeding and swelling than traditional methods do, reducing patient discomfort and healing time after the procedure.
In many cases, this can also eliminate the need for local anaesthetic during the procedure itself, which in turn reduces the duration of your appointment.
And since there is no need for local anaesthetic, we can often perform procedures that once required separate appointments together in a single appointment.
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 will vary depending on the type of tissue being treated,
Which dental procedures can laser dentistry be used for?
Lasers can be used in many different dental procedures.
For example, gum reshaping, and to harden bonding materials used in fillings.
Lasers can also be used in periodontal care to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.