Lasers in Dentistry
Lasers in Dentistry – Minimally Invasive Procedures
As part of our commitment to minimally invasive and state of the art dentistry we use lasers whenever possible. Compared to traditional treatment, using lasers gives us better results and faster healing times which means less pain for our patients.
There is no heat, no unpleasant noise and vibration; it is highly precise and very little to no bleeding. Results are more predictable and we often find patients do not even have to get numb for treatment.
Did you know we can even use lasers to painlessly treat apthous ulcer “canker sores.”
Lasers in dentistry allow for many procedures to be performed with no noise, minimal pain, less bleeding, faster recovery times, and fewer appointments.
Some additional benefits lasers have over traditional methods include:
- Reduced heat and vibration
- Minimal bleeding
- Faster treatment time
- Increased rate of retention of implants
- Reduced damage to healthy tissues
- Minimal post-operative swelling and discomfort
- Fewer infections or post-operative complications
Lasers have numerous functions in dentistry including:
- Reshape gum tissue
- Biopsy or remove soft tissue lesions and ulcers
- Increase rate of retention of implants
- Reduce infection in gum tissue pockets
- Fuse tissues
- Perform frenectomies (such as correction of ankyloglossia)
- Perform oral surgery and extractions