Introducing a Latest Technology – Laser Dentistry

Posted on August 4, 2012 in Dental Articles

Laser has provided the advancement of many treatments of soft tissue such as eye surgery, tattoo removal, removal of tumours etc. as far back s 1994, researchers have also found new laser applications in dental treatments.
 
How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry?
 
All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used for “curing” a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth. When used in teeth whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth beaching agents.What are the Advantages of usin What are the Advantages of using Laser Dentistry vs Conventional Dental Treatment?Compared to the traditional dental drill, lasers:

  • are minimally invasive
  • May cause less pain in some instances, therefore, reducing the need for anesthesia
  • May reduce anxiety in patients uncomfortable with the use of the dental drill
  • Minimize bacterial infection, bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatments
  • Helps wounds to heal faster

Laser can be used for:

  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Gum Treatment
  • Dental Surgery