Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive option when you’re facing gum surgery, cavity treatment, or other oral issues.
Medical professionals use lasers, which are extremely focused light beams, to alter or remove tissue in small amounts. Dentists use lasers in a variety of procedures involving the inside of the mouth, be it to remove overgrown tissue, to reshape the gums, or to whiten teeth. Sometimes, laser dentistry is ideal for children who become anxious or afraid when having dental work done.
Laser Dentistry Can Treat
Most issues laser dentistry treats are related to the gums. Some of these include:
Canker sore and cold sore pain treatments.
Treating root canal infections.
Treating gum disease.
Removing gum inflammation.
Exposing wisdom teeth.
Removing throat tissue that causes sleep apnea.
Regenerating damaged nerves.
Removing benign oral tumours.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Dentists choose laser dentistry because of distinct benefits that make the procedures go more smoothly, and also reduce discomfort and healing time for patients.
Patients are less likely to require sutures
Anesthesia may not be necessary
The laser will sterilize the gums, making infection less likely
Less damage to gums shortens the healing time
Patients lose less blood than traditional surgery