Dental lasers are used in a wide range of treatments from gum reshaping, cavity removal, and teeth whitening, to the hardening of bonding materials used in fillings. We can also use them to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.
What are the advantages of dental lasers?
Surgical dental lasers are far more precise than traditional dental methods. This allows us to conserve as much bone and tooth tissue as possible. Lasers also help reduce the bleeding and swelling from surgical procedures, resulting in less discomfort.
In many cases, laser dentistry can eliminate the need for local anesthetic. In turn, this will reduce the duration of your appointment. And since local anesthetic is not needed, we can perform procedures all at once that used to require multiple appointments.
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 vary depending on the type of tissue being treated.
Which dental procedures can laser dentistry be used for?
Laser dentistry can be used for gum reshaping, and to harden bonding materials used in fillings.
It can also be used in periodontal care to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.