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. This means that the laser can get rid of any bacteria 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
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.