Dental lasers are used in a number of dental treatments, such as gum reshaping, cavity removal, teeth whitening, and to harden the bonding materials used in fillings. They are also used to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.
What advantages are there in using lasers for dentistry?
Surgical lasers are much more accurate and precise than traditional dental treatments. This allows our dental team to conserve as much bone and tooth tissue as possible.
Lasers also help to minimize both the bleeding and swelling that often result from a surgical procedure. As a result, there is often less discomfort than there would otherwise be with traditional methods.
Because laser dentistry is more comfortable, in many cases it can eliminate the need for local anaesthetic, and this in turn will reduce 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 during 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.