Dental lasers can be used for a number of dental treatments including cavity removal, teeth whitening, gum reshaping, and to harden bonding materials used in fillings. In addition, lasers are used in periodontal care to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.
What are the advantages of using lasers for dentistry?
Surgical lasers are far more precise and accurate than traditional dental treatments and allow our dental team to conserve as much bone and tooth as possible.
Lasers help to minimize both bleeding and swelling following a surgical procedure. Because of this, discomfort is often lower than with traditional methods.
Since laser dentistry is more comfortable than manual methods, it can, in many cases, eliminate the need for local anaesthetic, reducing the total time of your appointment. Also, eliminating the need for local anaesthetic, allows our dental professionals to perform procedures that used to require separate appointments all in one day.
How do dental lasers work?
Dental lasers emit targeted light that delivers quick pulses of heat energy to the treatment area. Various wavelengths are used depending on the type of tissue being treated.
Which dental procedures can laser dentistry be used for?
Laser dentistry can be used for gum reshaping and to harden bonding materials used in fillings. In addition, lasers can be used in periodontal care to remove bacteria from periodontal pockets.