While you may be familiar with laser treatments in the medical and cosmetic surgery fields, the use of laser treatments also occurs in the dental field. You may be familiar with laser whitening treatments, but when it comes to oral care, lasers offer many more options.
Do traditional drills and sharp dental instruments give you nightmares and keep you from regular dental visits?
Then laser dentistry may be just what you are looking for.
How are lasers used in dentistry?
- Reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores.
- Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth.
- Remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement.
- Manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures.
- Remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications.
- Perform biopsy procedures.
- Remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
- Remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.
- Help treat infections in root canals.
- Speed up tooth whitening procedures.