Lasers are used frequently in dentistry today and are becoming more and more important in a dental setting. There are distinct types of lasers designed specifically for dentistry work. Within dental practices there are two types of lasers commonly used. They are known as hard tissue and soft tissue lasers.
Hard tissue lasers are used in situations involving cavity prevention, bleaching, restorative removal and curing, cavity preparation, dentinal hypersensitivity, growth modulation, and for diagnostic purposes. Soft tissue lasers are applied to dental situations such as wound healing, removal of hyperplastic tissue to uncovering of impacted or partially erupted tooth, photodynamic therapy for malignancies, and photostimulation of herpetic lesions.
Overall, the benefits of using lasers in dentistry include:
- Faster Healing
- Less Bleeding
- Reduced Swelling
At Seasons Dental, our practiced staff and dentists know how to use these lasers well. Lasers are versatile tools that can be used during procedures to make them flow more smoothly.
Patients have also been known to heal faster, and in more comfort, after lasers were used during their appointments. The laser beam is gently swept over the area to be treated. The narrow beam only removes a specific number of cell layers on each pass, so we maintain precise control.
As mentioned above, lasers can be used in a wide range of procedures, including the following ones we commonly encounter at Seasons Dental:
- Canker sore removal
- Cosmetic gum recontouring
- Lesion removal
- Treatment of gum disease
- Removal of excess gum tissue
- Gum surgery
At Seasons Dental, we are dedicated to improving the quality and comfort of your time in our office with our use of dental lasers. The lasers are an effective new technology that allows us to work faster and exercise more precise control over your procedures. The result is faster healing and less pain for our you, as our patient.
Call our office today with any questions about dental laser technology or to set up an appointment!