Lasers In Dentistry

Published: 2020-03-11

In dentistry, lasers are being used more often than not. Dentists are turning to laser dentistry because it is a minimally invasive procedure that allows for many outcomes. From patients suffering with a cavity to dealing with gum disease, lasers may be your perfect solution to solving your oral issues.

Lasers are a minimally invasive route, that is meant to kill bacteria. This procedure also allows for a fast recovery, as there is no cutting or stitches involved; which also allows for less bleeding and swelling.

It may seem hard to grasp how a laser would defeat oral disease, but here’s a quick look at how it works. Lasers stimulate molecules with pulses of energy and use optics to amplify or suppress the beam, allowing the intensity of the laser to be wielded with fine precision. From there, the bacteria are destroyed with the beam, which stops bacteria accumulation.

So, why are dentists overall opting for laser procedures? This advanced technology usually result in less bleeding and pain than treatment done primarily with drills and other mechanical tools. Because lasers can remove soft tissue more efficiently than conventional tools, patients typically heal from laser treatment much faster. On top of all of that, the efficiency of lasers means there’s less soft tissue that needs to heal and less soft tissue damage for bacteria to threaten – so there’s a lower risk of infections.

As lasers dentistry becomes more common practice, more of these high-tech tools will be incorporated into dental procedures, as they will ensure a fast experience and healing time. These minimally invasive dental tools are ideal for combating disease and decay in the early stage, but they may not be the best route for patients with advanced gum disease.

If you’re in need of dental treatment, and are managing either a cavity or gum disease, laser dentistry may solve your problems. Contact our team to learn more about the laser procedures we provide in our office.

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