In laser dentistry, dental procedures are performed using lasers. The use of lasers allows many dental procedures to be performed with great precision, few complications, and very little pain. Lasers are versatile tools that can be used in the following dental procedures:
Benefits of laser dentistry over traditional dentistry include:
Different types of lasers are used for different dental treatments. The two most common types of lasers used by dentists are:
Soft-tissue lasers can kill bacteria and activate the regrowth of tissues. They are commonly used by periodontists in procedures for treatment of the gums.
Other types of lasers are used to view the insides of teeth to detect cavities and other internal teeth-related issues.
Many patients find that laser dentistry is preferable to traditional dentistry that involves drills and other invasive tools. Pain and swelling are greatly reduced; the laser beam‘s accuracy means that damage to surrounding tissue is minimized. Also, several procedures can be performed during a single appointment, resulting in fewer dental visits.