Laser dentistry is a way to correct cavity treatment, gum issues and other oral problems.
It is minimally invasive and can be used to alter or remove tissue in small quantities.
Some of the conditions that can be tackled with laser dentistry include root canals, gum diseases, biopsies, oral tumours removal, cold sores and cankers as well as reshaping overgrown gum tissue or cutting of gums.
Hard tissue lasers, with a specific setting that cuts through both water and bone tissue, are used on teeth, particularly enamel made of calcium phosphate. They offer extreme accuracy and can be utilised for tasks such as carving out enamel for fillings, detecting hidden cavities, and may be preferred over dental drills for patients with sensitivity.
Soft tissue lasers use a wavelength that are tuned to cutting into soft tissue as well as sealing any exposed blood vessels simultaneously. During soft tissue laser surgery, not much blood is to be expected and generally post-surgery healing is quicker. Soft tissue lasers are suitable for tasks like modifying crowns, gum reshaping and moving soft tissue.
How is the procedure different from regular dental procedures?
Most patients will find laser dental procedures quite similar to regular procedures. Generally, only mild anaesthesia is needed. During the procedure, the loud vibrations and discomfort from the drill will be absent. Most patients find that laser dental surgery is more tolerable and comfortable from regular dental procedures.
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