Laser DentistryAn Overview
Laser technology has had a positive impact on the field of dentistry, enabling dentists to more accurately treat hard and soft tissue with fewer side effects. Improving the patient experience, the use of a dental laser can often make a treatment less invasive and less stressful by eliminating the need for the use of a drill and other tools.
Dental lasers use heat generated energy to vaporize tissue in a targeted manner, minimizing the impact to neighboring tissue and reducing side effects such as bleeding and swelling. The energy created by lasers also stimulates the body’s natural healing response which aids in blood clotting when used on soft tissues such as the gums. A dental laser can be used to treat tooth decay, gum disease, tongue ties and a range of concerns affecting your oral health.
A dental laser is also used in the teeth whitening process and the curing of certain restorations. The heat energy produced interacts with elements of the compound to enhance its effectiveness or seal it, depending on the application.