Laser dentistry uses an intense beam of light produced from dental lasers. This dentistry has taken over many traditional dentistry practices and made procedures minimally invasive. Even the treatments are much more precise and less painful due to it.
How does laser dentistry help?
There are certain ways in which laser dentistry can help, such as:
Tooth preparation - A drill is required to prepare the tooth for a filling before laser dentistry. The need for drilling and anesthesia is eliminating due to lasers. Even oral bacteria are killed successfully around the surgical site by lasers.
Reshaping soft tissue - Dental lasers can help in dissolving soft tissue to show more of the natural tooth. It can also help in reshaping soft tissue to make “gummy smiles” look more attractive. It also removes soft tissue folds that are uncomfortable and caused by denture wear.
Frenectomy - Lasers untie the tongue of babies, children, and adults, improving their speech and feeding habits.
Tumor removal– A dental laser can vanish benign tumors that form in the soft tissue areas of the mouth, without any pain.
Whitening – Lasers increase the activity of the particles in the peroxide bleaching solution accelerating the tooth whitening process.
Biopsy– For biopsy procedure, lasers are used in suspicious areas of soft tissue, as it performs instantly and is precise.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
Some of the benefits of laser dentistry are as follows:
- They help to heal fast and regenerate tissue.
- Natural teeth can be protected in a better way.
- Even during and after treatment, there is minimal bleeding.
- Anesthesia isn’t much needed in it.
- The use of stitches and sutures has reduced to a great extent.
- There is a minimum risk of bacterial infections after the treatment.
How does laser treat your problem?
For dental care, different types of lasers are made to treat various conditions. The best use is predicted by the different wavelengths of the light used in laser. In order to treat soft tissue problems, most common types of dental lasers are carbon dioxide lasers and diode lasers.
Special glasses are given to protect the eyes from the bright laser beam. The dentist directs the beam at the area to be treated and dissolves the soft tissue, hardens the filling or whitens the teeth with extreme care. You feel far less anxiety and discomfort.
Find out more about laser dentistry as you visit our office. Call Boger Family Dental today at 408.286.3229 or request an appointment online.