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.