Dental lasers can be used in a number of dental treatments, including the removal of cavities, gum reshaping, teeth whitening, and to harden fillings and to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.
Why use surgical lasers for dentistry?
Surgical lasers provide greater accuracy and precision than traditional treatment methods, allowing our dental team to conserve as much bone and tooth tissue as possible during surgery, making it less invasive.
Lasers also greatly minimize bleeding and swelling that often result from a surgical procedure.
This results in less discomfort than traditional methods. In addition, dental lasers can eliminate the need for local anaesthetic, which in turn reduces the duration of your appointment.
This also means we can often perform procedures in a single appointment that once required separate appointments.
How do dental lasers work?
Dental lasers emit targeted light that delivers quick pulses of heat energy to the area being treated. The wavelengths vary depending on the type of tissue being treated.
When can laser dentistry be used?
Laser dentistry is used for gum reshaping, and to harden bonding materials used in fillings. Lasers can also be used in periodontal care to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.