Lasers can be used in a number of dental treatments, including gum reshaping, cavity removal, teeth whitening, to harden fillings and to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.
Why use surgical lasers for dentistry?
Surgical lasers are capable to greater accuracy and precision than traditional treatment methods. This allows our dental team to conserve as much bone and tooth tissue as possible during surgery, making it less invasive.
Lasers can also minimize both the bleeding and swelling that often result from a surgical procedure.
This results in less discomfort than there would otherwise be with traditional methods.
In many cases, this can eliminate the need for local anaesthetic, which in turn reduces the duration of your appointment.
And since there is no need for local anaesthetic, we can often perform procedures that once required separate appointments together in a single appointment.
How do dental lasers work?
Dental lasers emit targeted light that delivers quick pulses of heat energy to the area being treated. Depending on the type of tissue being treated, the wavelengths used will vary.
Which dental procedures can laser dentistry be used for?
Laser dentistry is used for gum reshaping, and to harden bonding materials used in fillings. Lasers can also be used in periodontal care to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.