Innovations involving dental procedures keep popping up all over the place. Laser dentistry is the latest in a string of technological advancements in the dental field. It involves the use of a high-powered laser beam to target specific problem areas related to various dental conditions.
What makes laser dentistry a useful enhancement for regular dentistry? Below is a detailed discussion of what our dental laser procedures can do for you. You can also learn more about laser dentistry and related procedures here.
There are numerous benefits involved in the use of laser dentistry in the realm of dental care. Here are some of them:
- Used during dental operations, dental lasers decrease bleeding since the beam promotes blood clotting and wound closure. As a result, tissue regeneration happens shortly after a procedure.
- The highly precise laser beam only targets areas of interest minimizing damage to surrounding, uninvolved areas.
- Dentist lasers have sterilizing properties that are useful for dental procedures, killing bacteria and other microbes in the mouth.
- Depending on the intensity of the beam required, some procedures involving dental lasers need no form of pain control or anesthesia.
- Soft tissue dentistry often requires deep exploration through incisions. Laser dentistry removes the need for sutures.
Laser dentistry’s wide range of use is, perhaps its most important benefit. It applies to dental procedures involving the soft tissues of the mouth, such as the gums, and the hard components like the teeth and jawbone. Assessment procedures for benign mouth tumors, nerves, and other structures are also performed using dental lasers.
Soft Tissue Procedures
Lasers can subtly modify the surrounding gum structure after the installation of dental crowns. It helps provide a stable base for certain types of dental implants through shortening the gums. By bringing down the gum line, lasers can also correct a smile that is too “gummy.” Laser dentistry can help eliminate certain speech impediments involving a thick attachment between the floor of the mouth and the tongue.
Hard Tissue Procedures
Lasers can predict the presence of tooth decay through reaction with local byproducts. Lasers in cosmetic dentistry help whiten teeth by removing existing stains and plaque buildup. Sometimes teeth contain open tubules that result in hypersensitivity to temperature. Dental lasers seal these tubules and prevent further instances of tooth sensitivity.
Laser dentistry is at the forefront of most dental practices and it can do a lot for patients wanting a beautiful set of teeth. Pay us a visit and let us introduce you to the different options available for laser dentistry procedures.