WHAT IS LASER DENTISTRY?
Laser dentistry is one of the latest advancements in the field of dentistry and becoming more and more popular with patients and dentists alike. Dental lasers are used to carry out various dental and gum problems with a very high success rate.
COMMON USES OF DENTAL LASERS
Dental lasers have several applications in dentistry. Predominantly they are used to treat gum problems and also soft tissue procedures inside the mouth. Nowadays lasers are being used to detect dental cavities and also in root canal treatment procedures too.
ADVANTAGES OF USING A DENTAL LASER
There are several advantages to using a dental laser. The following points are worthy of note
- Minimal bleeding
- Faster healing
- Minimal pain and need for pain killers
- Reduced post-operative swelling
- Antibiotics not needed
- Less risk of infection
- More precise
COMMON PROCEDURES PERFORMED USING DENTAL LASERS
- Gum surgeries
- Reshaping of gums
- Depigmentation of gums
- Frenectomies or removal of soft tissue attachments in gums
- Excision of lumps and growth in lips and cheeks
- Implant exposure
- Teeth whitening
- Identification of dental cavities