Laser therapy in dentistry helps patients to have a more comfortable dental treatment experience. Using laser dentistry, your dentist can deliver a precise treatment that is more comfortable, quicker, and provides more stunning results.
Lasers take advantage of the quantum behavior of electrons, tiny particles inside atoms. By stimulating atoms with pulses of energy and then using a method of optical amplification, they cause the atoms to produce a beam of coherent light. Essentially, they emit light with excellent energy yet can be precisely controlled. The combination of high power and precision makes lasers so useful. When used for dental & surgical procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue with which it comes in contact. When used for “curing” a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth.
Benefits Of Laser Therapy
+ Laser procedures are more precise.
+ Reduces symptoms and healing times.
+ Reduces pain, bleeding, and swelling. Hopkins-dentistry-laser-dentistry
+ Control bleeding during surgery.
+ Reduces the number of bacteria in the diseased gum tissue and tooth cavities.
+ Anesthesia is less likely to be needed
Here are some of the other benefits associated with laser dentistry:
+ Reduce harmful bacteria levels from billions to hundreds (Laser Bacterial Reduction)
+ 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.
Please ask your dentist if you have questions or concerns about laser dentistry.