Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry uses a thin, concentrated beam of light energy to perform dental procedures. Laser or light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation provides a precise, comfortable and safe treatment option.

Some uses of laser dentistry are:

  • Removal of tissue from around a partially erupted wisdom tooth.
  • To reshape the gum tissues that might have overgrown due to certain medication.
  • Removal and reshaping of the extra gum tissue while treating a gummy smile.
  • Removal of inflamed and infected gum tissues.
  • Removal of muscle attachments that restrict lip or tongue movement.
  • Lasers also accelerate in-office tooth whitening procedures by releasing the oxidizing agents packed in the whitening gels.
  • Removal of tooth enamel for making room for crowns or veneers.
  • Reducing the discomfort from cold sores and cankers.
  • To repair worn-down fillings.
  • Painless removal of tumors from the gums, cheeks, and lips.
  • For the regeneration of damaged nerves and blood vessels.
  • To treat sleep apnea by removing tissue overgrowth from the back of the throat.
  • To quickly reduce pain and inflammation of the temporomandibular jaw joint.
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What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry has many benefits over traditional dentistry. Following are some of the advantages of laser dentistry:

1. Laser dentistry causes less or no pain.

Laser dentistry uses a laser to penetrate the soft and hard tissues. It does not involve any pressure, heat, or vibration, which become a cause of discomfort and pain. This also eliminates the need for administrating local anesthesia. It is safe to say that laser dentistry also reduces dental anxiety by improving comfort and ease.

2. Laser dentistry is accurate and precise.

Laser dentistry uses high-end technology which is extremely precise and accurate and hits only the diseased and damaged tissues that require treatment. As a result, the surrounding areas are not damaged.

3. Laser dentistry is less traumatic.

Traditional dentistry causes cracks and fractures in the teeth and is quite a traumatic process. On the other hand, laser dentistry causes no such problem.

4. Laser dentistry limits swelling and bleeding.

Laser dentistry is quite precise and targets only the diseased tissues and does not touch the surrounding area. As a result, bleeding and swelling are dramatically reduced. Also, the lasers seal off the blood vessels and stop the bleeding.

5. Laser dentistry is very versatile and prevents future problems.

Laser dentistry is used to carry out a wide range of dental procedures. It also kills bacteria and prevents future infestation.

6. Laser dentistry reduces the chance of infection.

Laser beams help sterilize and disinfect the area they target. These sterilization and disinfecting processes reduce the chance of developing an infection.

Basic Types of Lasers

Dental lasers are used depending on the needs of the patients.

Hard tissue laser

The essential use of this laser is to cut the teeth with exact precision. It cuts into the teeth and bones with accuracy. This laser treatment is perfect during the cutting of the tooth structure. The wavelength from the intricate tissue laser is absorbable highly by hydroxyapatite. Besides, the lasers include Erbium Chromium YSGG and Erbium YAG.

Hard tissue laser also helps in preparing or shaping the teeth with composite bonding. It helps in the removal of small tooth structures and the healing of dental tear fillings.

Recently, though, some dental laser machines have been developed that can generate both hard and soft tissue lasers.

Biolase Lasers — The Latest in Laser Dentistry Technology

Biolase lasers make it easy and painless for patients whenever any surgery is required. For example, for cavity treatments, no equipment vibrations are generated, making numbing treatments unnecessary. Thus the cavity treatment can be performed more easily and efficiently. For other treatments, Biolase lasers similarly make the need for local anesthesia minimal, making the procedures more straightforward.

Both soft tissue lasers and hard tissue lasers are used to treat different dental problems and are effective in their particular ways. Biolase is new in the market and is slowly getting known for improving the comfort of patients. Overall, each one is useful, and dentists can decide which one to use for which condition for which patient. Also, lasers help the patients relax because they know that they are in safe hands.

Soft tissue laser

Soft tissue lasers can highly absorb water and hemoglobin, making them suitable for treating problems in soft tissue. Likewise, the soft tissue lasers include Neodymium YAG with diode lasers. It helps in killing the bacteria in the mouth and helps reactivate the growth of the tissues. These lasers penetrate the soft tissues by sealing the blood vessels and nerve lining, making them heal faster. This is the reason many dentists practice soft tissue laser treatments as unique dental procedures.

To know more about advanced laser treatments available at Auburn Dental Center in 5603 Auburn St Bakersfield, CA 93306, call us at (661) 327-2189 or schedule an appointment online.