Laser Dentistry

What is a laser and how does it work?

A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove or shape tissue. Lasers can be used as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures and are often used in conjunction with other dental instruments.

 

Dental lasers can be used to:

  • Reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores

  • Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth

  • Remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement

  • Manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures

  • Remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications

  • Perform biopsy procedures

  • Remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease

  • Remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures

  • Help treat infections in root canals

  • Speed up tooth whitening procedures

 


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