There are many dental procedures that greatly benefit from laser dentistry. One of the main reasons is due to how precise and effective laser dentistry is for dental procedures. However, the dentist must be experienced and have the ability to use the dental laser correctly to produce the best results without damaging the patient’s surrounding tissues.
What is a dental laser and how does it work in dentistry?
The dental laser is an instrument that delivers a form of intense light. When used in dentistry, the laser can be used as a cutting instrument or can remove or shape tissue. It can also be used for “curing” a dental filling, the laser helps strengthen the bond between the tooth and filling. Dental lasers are also used in teeth whitening procedures. The laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effects of the cleaning agents.
How are lasers used in dentistry procedures?
As I mentioned earlier, laser dentistry can be used in many dental procedures, some of which include the following:
- Dental lasers remove and reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures
- Dental lasers remove inflamed gum tissues and help treat gum disease
- Dental lasers help remove bacteria during root canal treatments
- Dental lasers speed up teeth whitening treatments
- Dental lasers can perform biopsy procedures
- Dental lasers can expose partially erupted wisdom teeth
- Dental lasers can be used to remove tooth decay within the tooth
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
There are many benefits that you can reap from laser dentistry. In certain procedures, dentists may not have to use a drill or administer anesthesia, thus allowing their patient to have a more relaxed and enjoyable experience. Dental lasers also minimize the amount of bleeding because the intense light beam aids in clotting the exposed blood vessels. They also reduce the amount of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and cavities. Not to mention, laser dentistry helps wounds heal faster and allows tissues to be regenerated as well.
To see if laser dentistry could help improve your oral health, contact Dr. Larry Lieberman, DDS at 727-785-8017 to schedule a consultation today. Or visit www.dentist-lieberman.com for additional information regarding laser dentistry.
Dr. Larry Lieberman proudly accepts patients from Safety Harbor, Palm Harbor, Clearwater, Dunedin, Tarpon Springs and surrounding areas.