What is a laser?
Lasers are high-technology devices that generate a beam of concentrated light in short pulses which remove areas of infection or tooth decay and seal off blood vessels, minimizing the chance of bleeding. Lasers are pain-free and vibration-free.
The most common types of lasers that can be found in the dental office fall into three categories, depending on the area of use:
- Hard tissue (teeth).
- Soft tissue (gums).
- Aesthetic dentistry procedures such as curing composite (white) filling material and tooth whitening.
What is the advantage of laser dentistry?
- Less time in the dental chair and faster healing.
- Reduced risk of infection.
- Less need for anesthesia.
- Greater precision.
- Less noise and vibration free procedure.
- Decrease sensitivity.
- Less bleeding during surgery.
- Less post-operative pain.
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