Laser dentistry is one of dentistry’s latest advances. The Laser delivers energy in the form of light. Depending on the intended result, this energy travels at different wavelengths and is not harmful to the patient. Lasers can be used safely on enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting others. Laser dentistry can be used for both tooth and soft tissue related procedures. Often times no local anesthesia is required. For soft tissue procedures it eliminates the need for suturing and healing is much faster.
Lasers are unusually effective to locate and identify hidden decay in teeth in early stages, and in some cases the decay can be reversed through hygiene and fluoride treatment and may never need filling.
Areas of dental care that benefit from laser technology:
- Cavity diagnosis
- Whitening teeth
- Periodontal and gum related care
- Pediatric procedures.
- Cold sores treatment and prevention.
- Frenectomy (tongue-tie release) without anesthesia or sutures.
- Root Canal and Apicoectomies.
- Gum lift
- Crown lengthening, gingivectomy and other gum corrections
Dental lasers have been shown to be safe and effective for treating both children and adults.
Video of Laser Treatment of Gum disease