Laser Dentistry: Enhancing Dental Treatment with Lasers
Benefits of Laser Dentistry?
Here are some of the major benefits associated with laser dentistry:
Soft Tissue (Gum) Laser Dentistry Procedures
Crown Lengthening :
Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (soft tissue laser) and bone (hard tissue laser) to expose healthier tooth structure. Referred to as crown lengthening, such reshaping provides a stronger foundation for the placement of restorations.
Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
Muscle Attachment (Frenula):
A laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied (restricted or tight frenulum) and babies unable to breast feed adequately due to limited tongue movement. A laser frenectomy may also help to eliminate speech impediments.
Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis):
Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures.
Other Laser Dentistry Applications
Cold Sores :
Low intensity dental lasers reduce pain associated with cold sores and minimize healing time.
Teeth Whitening :
Low intensity soft tissue dental lasers may be used to speed up the bleaching process associated with teeth whitening.
Periodontal pocket therapy: