Lasers in Dentistry

Dental laser

Lasers in Dentistry - Minimally Invasive Procedures

Dental lasers are a medical technology that emits a beam of concentrated light. When used for surgical and periodontal procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument. The procedures performed with dental lasers are minimally invasive and preferable to conventional surgery.

Lasers in dentistry allow for many procedures to be performed with no noise, minimal pain, less bleeding, faster recovery times, and fewer appointments.

Additional Benefits of Lasers

  • Reduced heat and vibration
  • Little or no need for anesthetic
  • Minimal bleeding
  • Faster treatment time
  • Increased rate of retention of implants
  • Reduced damage to healthy tissues
  • Minimal post-operative swelling and discomfort
  • Fewer infections or post-operative complications

Functions of Lasers in Dentistry

  • Reshape gum tissue
  • Remove areas of tooth decay
  • Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
  • Eliminate infection in gum tissue pockets
  • Perform frenectomies (such as correction of ankyloglossia)
  • Place dental implants
  • Increase rate of retention of implants
  • Perform oral surgery and extractions