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Laser Dentistry

Posted in Laser Dentistry

Do you know what laser dentistry is? Laser dentistry is the use of lasers for dental procedures. Lasers are appliances that send out a thin, strong beam of light energy. When the light that a laser produces comes into tissue it can remove or even shape it. And lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990. They are very safe and can be used for a variety of dental procedures.

Some of the common used for dental lasers are:

  • Lowering the discomfort of canker and cold sores
  • Creating a vision for partially broken through wisdom teeth
  • Taking off muscle attachments
  • Managing gum tissues for crowns or other dental procedures
  • Biopsies
  • Aiding in the treatment of gum disease
  • Treating root canals with infections
  • Speeding up teeth whitening

There are many advantages to dentists using lasers. First, the laser sometimes replaces using drills, which also replaces using anesthesia.  Secondly, procedures that use lasers are done much more accurately. Last but not least, when lasers are used the recovery time is very short.

Are dental lasers safe? Absolutely – as long as the lasers are being used by a trained professional. You will be asked to wear glasses to protect your eyes for the laser light.

If you are wondering if lasers are used at your preferred dental office, all you have to do is call. Give your dentists office a phone call and simply ask. But remember, dental lasers are not suitable for every single dental method. Also, it is important to know that your dentist has been trained properly on using the dental laser.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Omar Damji, Executive Park Dentistry

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