Lasers in Dentistry
How Lasers Help Us Focus On Your Comfort
'Laser' is an acronym for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation". …A complicated string of words meaning a single wavelength beam of highly concentrated light energy. And it's precisely that high energy that's made lasers so useful in both general medicine and dentistry. The laser's intense, narrow wavelength has specific, predictable and powerful effects when it contacts both hard and soft tissues of the body. So it's no wonder that the laser can be such an advanced tool in the hands of a skilled professional.
The laser beam can be precisely directed to only the tissues needing treatment, and the way it works virtually eliminates bleeding and sterilizes the area at the same time. All of this translates to higher quality treatments, better outcomes, and greater comfort for the patient. Currently, dental applications include gum disease treatments, cosmetic gum re-contouring, root canal therapy, decay detection and elimination, incision cauterizing, removal of growths, and biopsies.