Dental Laser Treatment

The 21st century has seen a revolution in technology and its most valuable contribution has been in the field of medicine. Both conventional treatments as well as more targeted areas such as dentistry have seen a great difference in their operations. In recent times, one of the biggest breakthroughs has been the introduction of the laser in surgery and other forms of medical treatments. From LASIK eye surgery to laser dentistry, the use of this technology is growing quite quickly.

A laser is a device that emits a very narrow yet powerful beam of light. When this beam comes into contact with tissues, it is able to reshape or get rid of them in order to achieve the desired result. Although it took some time to become as popular as it is today due to various legal requirements and protocols, the technology has been in existence since the 1990s and is now being used together with a variety of dental procedures.

Advantages of laser dentistry

  • Laser dentistry allows certain procedures to be performed without the need for anesthesia.
  • Procedures wherein soft tissue dental lasers are used may not need stitches.
  • Laser-assisted dental procedures lessen bleeding as the light beam accelerates the clotting (coagulation) process.
  • Because of its high accuracy, laser dental procedures help avoid damage to tissues surrounding the target area.
  • High energy beam from dental lasers help sterilize the target area, which reduces the risk of bacterial infections.
  • Laser dentistry allows faster healing of wounds and regeneration of periodontal tissues.

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