The laser is a revolutionary surgical tool that has been used in dentistry for over 25 years for various procedures. The safety and control that lasers provide allow dentists to perform precise procedures without worrying about damaging the tissue in your mouth. Lasers also seal off blood vessels and nerve endings and prevent bleeding inside the mouth, greatly reducing postoperative pain and swelling.
(Canker Sores) Laser treatment can also be used to cure canker sores. The problem is treated in seconds often before it causes pain.
This is where the dentist gently shapes the excess tissue that surronds the front of your tooth so that the tooth proportions are even and the smile line is aesthetically pleasing.
(Cold Sores) Lasers are often used to prevent cold sores before they have a chance to break out. When you feel a sore developing , talk to your dentist and prevent the problem before it occurs.
Dentists perform this procedure to remove unwanted attachements that can cause speech impediments. It is performed in mintues and is the ultimate cure for patients who are "tounge tied."
How does my dentist use the laser?
Dental lasers perform a variety of operations, all of which have different techniques. Typically, your doctor will examine the tissue that surronds your teeth. Using a laser, your dentist will gently reshape the soft tissue to give you the best aesthetic result. Lasers are a gentle and noninvasive surgical tool which often require little or no anesthetic.
Are diode lasers new to dentistry?
Diode lasers have been used in medicine for over 25 years. More and more dentists make the decision to switch to laser dentistry each year. This allows for the evolution of more sophisticated technology and more accurate procedures. The FDA has cleared all laser procedures mentioned above.
Why does my doctor use a laser?
Lasers have many different uses in today's dental offices; they allow dentists to perform procedures with more accuracy and with less damage to your gums. Dentists can provide their patients with the highest standard of care, performing many different functions at once. While shaping soft tissue, lasers will also seal off blood vessels and nerve endings. This prevents bleeding, decreases swelling and greatly reduces pain, all with little to no anesthetic.
Will the laser harm my eyes?
Before any procedure, your dentist or hygienist will provide you with the required safety glasses. Theses glasses are especially desinged to protect your eyes from the laser energy.
When will I need laser therapy?
Lasers can perform a variety of operations in dentistry, but they are not used for every procedure. Your dentist will determine what works best for you.