Laser dentistry refers to any dental procedures that involve the use of a laser. Recent advances in laser technology have allowed many dentists to offer laser treatment. During a dental laser treatment a laser device that transmits a highly concentrated beam of light is used to treat gum tissue. Common laser dentistry procedures include treatment (gum disease, gingivitis) often referred to as laser periodontics.
Advantages of Laser Dentistry include:
Minimal or no anestesia
More controlled swelling
Reduced postoperative infection/discomfort
A more sterilized environment (dental laser kills bacteria)
For the treatment of canker sore and herpes lesions
The laser can actually decrease the pain experienced by these sores
Laser Dentistry Procedures and Effects:
Laser dentistry of laser periodontics allows for the treatment of gum disease at any earlier stage. In addition, it can be useful to pregnant women and people with debilitating medical conditions. While there is no guarantee of total "pain free laser dentistry" discomfort is greatly reduced. By receiving dental laser treatments, patients often have no need for Novocain or other anesthetics! Dental laser treatment, often referred to as laser periodontal treatment, works well for treating canker sores and bacterial infections around teeth and gums.
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