Lasers, or Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation, are used in many dental offices around the country. Lasers help treat tooth decay, gum disease, and more. Lasers are also used to treat cold sores and canker sores. Laser dentistry involves using a laser to perform a variety of dental procedures. Laser dentistry can be used for:
- Treat tooth decay
- Treat gum disease
- Remove benign growths, such as syringomas or pilonidal cysts
- Treat cold sores and canker sores
- Remove overgrown tissue around crowns or braces
Benefits of laser dentistry
- Minimally invasive procedure
The minimally invasive nature of the procedure allows patients to avoid long recovery times, making laser dentistry an ideal option for patients in need of multiple procedures. Laser procedures also promote better healing, as the laser sterilizes the tissue that is being treated.
- Reduced bleeding and swelling
Laser dentistry also reduces bleeding and swelling. The laser itself cauterizes as it cuts, so there is less bleeding and swelling. Patients who receive laser dentistry also tend to heal faster.
Laser treatment can be far more comfortable than certain other procedures. The laser is also a very precise tool, allowing your dentist to treat your teeth and gums without causing damage to surrounding tissue.
Lasers eliminate the need for scalpels, sutures, and stitches, which means there is less bleeding and swelling. This means your mouth heals faster and you wind up with fewer post-treatment side effects.
- Reduced risk of infection
Lasers used for dental treatments don’t produce heat, so there’s no risk of burning soft tissues. This means the risk of infection is significantly reduced.
- Reduced chance of dental anxiety
Laser dentistry can help minimize your chance of experiencing dental-related anxiety. The use of laser dentistry allows for a quicker procedure with less invasive tools.
- Reduced need for anesthesia
Many patients find they have less need for anesthesia with laser dentistry. This is possible because laser dentistry works so quickly and comfortably that it allows you to experience less anxiety.
There are many benefits to laser dentistry, including reduced pain and faster healing. The laser sterilizes the gum tissues and removes bacteria found there. This improves your chances of avoiding gum disease so your teeth stay nice and healthy.
Laser and Dentistry
Laser assisted fillings can be done in one of two ways. The laser can be used to help prepare the tooth for a filling or it can be used for the removal of decay. Lasers can be used for the removal of decay because they cauterize the area being worked on. This means that they stop bleeding in the area, which minimizes any discomfort that the patient might have during the procedure.
Lasers are also used to prepare a tooth for a filling. The laser can be used to prepare the tooth for the placement of a filling. This means that the laser can get rid of any decay that exists on the tooth so that the filling can be put in without any complications.
- Laser assisted gum treatments
Laser dentistry has many benefits for oral health. Lasers allow our dentists to gently remove infected tissue, plaque, and tartar from teeth. This minimizes the risk of complications, spreads healthy bacteria, and reduces bleeding. Lasers also prepare gums for procedures such as gum contouring, tissue grafting, and tissue regeneration.
- Laser assisted orthodontics
Laser assisted orthodontics. This eliminates the need for brackets and wires. Instead, a special laser is used to target specific areas from the patient’s palate. The laser is precise and can pinpoint specific areas of the palate. Then, it softens the tissue. That tissue will then gently move into the correct position. This reshaping of the tissue at the palate achieves the desired results.
- Laser assisted jaw surgery
The laser is used to remove bony overgrowth or reshape the jawbone. The laser works quickly, allowing the dentist to reshape the jawbone without invasive procedures. Laser assisted jaw surgery is often recommended in patients who have misaligned bites or teeth that are missing.
- Laser assisted periodontics
Laser assisted periodontics uses lasers to regenerate tissue. The laser can vaporize bacteria, sterilize the periodontal pocket, and remove diseased tissue. The laser can also seal the pocket so the bone and gums can heal. The laser can also stimulate bone growth.
- Laser assisted cosmetic dentistry
Dental lasers use light energy to painlessly remove soft gum tissue and reshape hard tissue. Laser dentistry is beneficial because it is minimally invasive and can help speed up your treatment process instead of relying on conventional tools and techniques.
Contact Elan Dentistry for the best dental care. To book an appointment, call (714) 364-8181 or visit us at 1030 West Imperial Hwy, La Habra 90631.