Laser Dentistry

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Soft tissue lasers can now be used in a variety of dental treatments. Examples of this include:

  • Treatment of gum disease
  • Treatment of mouth ulcers
  • Gum re-contouring
  • Crown lengthening
  • Gum de-pigmentation
  • Treatment of peri-implantitis (inflammation surrounding dental implants)

Dental treatment with a laser is generally painless and without any associated noise or vibration. In addition, lasers reduce the need for stitches during surgical procedures as well as minimise post-operative discomfort, bleeding and healing time.

What is laser?

A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow and intense beam of light energy.

How are lasers used in dentistry?

Dental lasers can be used to
  • reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores
  • expose partially erupted wisdom teeth
  • remove muscle attachment that limits movement
  • manage gum tissue during impressions of crowns etc
  • Remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications
  • perform biopsy procedure
  • remove inflamed gum tissue
  • reshape gum and bone tissue
  • Help treat infection in root canals
  • speed up tooth whitening procedures