Laser dentistry


Some dental procedures, including teeth whitening, and tooth decay treatment can be enhanced with the use of laser dentistry. Laser dentistry can reduce pain, mitigate noise level, and decrease the frequency of dental visits. All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. The laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with during surgical and dental procedures. It can also be used to cure a filling by strengthening the bond between the filling and your tooth. In teeth-whitening procedures, the laser is used as a heat source to activate and enhance the bleaching process. Laser dentistry is minimally invasive and preferable to conventional surgery. Compared to traditional methods, laser dentistry is more beneficial because it can:

  • 1. Improve the rate of retention

  • 2. Reduce post-operative complications

  • 3. Minimize heat and vibration

  • 4. Mitigate or abolish the use of anesthetics

  • 5. Shorten treatment time

Some dental procedures that can be enhanced with the use of laser dentistry include:

  • 1. Performing a biopsy or removal of soft tissue lesions and ulcers

  • 2. Curing or hardening of fillings

  • 3. Teeth whitening

  • 4. Reshaping of gum tissue

  • 5. Removal of tooth decay areas

  • 6. Elimination of pockets of infected gum tissue

  • 7. Root canal therapy

  • 8. Correction of ankyloglossia (tongue-tied)