Nowadays, laser technology is becoming increasingly popular and has been adopted for use in dental treatments and other health-related procedures. Laser dentistry offers an accurate and effective way of performing numerous dental procedures that would otherwise require metal tools and drills. This enables dentists to administer treatments in the exact areas of a person’s mouth without affecting the surrounding structures and tissues. As a result, the patient is comfortable during the procedure, and the recovery time is also reduced. Laser dentistry is being widely chosen by patients who have dental anxiety.
What Are the Benefits of anesthesia-free Laser-Assisted Dentistry?
- In laser-assisted treatments, there is potentially a decreased need for sutures.
- In soft-tissue treatments, the bleeding is reduced as the lasers help promote clotting of the blood.
- In some laser-assisted procedures, the use of anesthesia becomes unnecessary.
- The laser sterilizes the operating area, hence reducing the chance for bacterial infections.
- Laser technology makes the healing of wounds faster, and tissue can regenerate.
- The laser procedures might cause only minor damage to the surrounding tissues.
What Are Some Treatments Performed Under Laser Dentistry?
Tooth decay treatment
Lasers are used to eradicate decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel to receive the filling. Traditional drills and local anesthesia are not required with laser treatments. The bacteria in a cavity are killed by the lasers, which will support long-term health.
Tooth sensitivity treatment
Dental lasers may be used to cap tubules situated on the tooth’s root responsible for tooth sensitivity to hot and cold.
Gum disease treatment
Dental lasers can restructure the gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and enhance the appearance of a gummy smile.
Biopsy or lesion removal
A small piece of the soft tissue to be examined for cancer can be removed from the mouth by using lasers. Lasers also help remove lesions in the mouth and give relief from the pain of canker sores.
Lasers are used to make teeth whitening procedures at the dentist’s office go faster. A hydrogen peroxide bleaching solution applied to the tooth surface is activated by laser energy, which speeds up the whitening process.
Temporomandibular joint treatment
The pain and inflammation of the temporomandibular jaw joint can be reduced by using lasers.
Sleep apnea treatment
Sleep apnea results from a tissue overgrowth in areas of the throat, which sometimes occurs with age. A laser procedure can be carried out to reshape the throat and relieve the correlating breathing problems associated with sleep apnea.
Soft tissue folds removal
The soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures can be removed painlessly using dental lasers.
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