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