Laser technology has revolutionized various fields of medicine and is now set to change dentistry forever.
Dentzz prides itself on being one of the very few dental care centers in the country using this technology.
Laser dentistry is a precise and effective way to perform many dental procedures. The use of a laser eliminates the need for scalpels and incisions, resulting in a shorter recovery time and no post-operative discomfort.
The potential for laser dentistry to improve dental procedures rests in the dentist’s ability to control power output and the duration of exposure on the tissue (whether gum or tooth structure), allowing for treatment of a specific area without damaging surrounding tissue.
What is laser?
The word ‘laser’ is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation“. It is an instrument that produces a very narrow and intense beam of light.
How does it work?
It is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. When the laser comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove or shape the tissue.
Uses of laser in dentistry
Lasers have both cosmetic and functional uses:
- If a tooth is broken off below the gum line, the laser will be used to gain access to the tooth below the gum line to repair it.
- Lasers can be used to re-contour gums if they appear uneven or if too much of the gum is showing due to worn down teeth. The laser will be used to give the teeth a more regular appearance. This procedure will enhance a person’s smile and is referred to as a “smile lift.”
- It can also be used to manage gums while taking impressions for crowns or for other procedures.
- It is also used to remove overgrown tissue caused by certain medication.
- A laser can be used to provide instant relief when a patient has inflamed tissue at the crowns, canker, cold sores, or ulcerous mouth tissue.
- It can also be used to remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement.
- It can also be used to perform various biopsy procedures.
- Laser helps treat infections in root canals.
- It can also be used in a teeth whitening procedure.