How does laser dentistry work?
Laser dentistry uses light energy to manipulate and change soft tissue in the mouth. The laser creates a narrow beam with a concentrated point when it comes into contact with the tissue, allowing the laser to do what traditional dental tools do, but better. The light energy is controlled by wavelengths – adjusting these allows different targets to be treated, such as tooth decay, gums or enamel.
What procedures involve laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry is useful in many aspects of dentistry, especially paediatric dentistry. We use laser dentistry techniques during:
- Fissure sealants
- Root canal therapy
- Cavities and decay
- Tooth Sensitivity
- Unerupted teeth
- Gum reshaping
What can I expect from a laser dentistry experience?
In most cases, you’ll find the laser dentistry experience very similar to your typical dental experience but much more comfortable. You may still need anaesthesia for specific procedures, but overall you should find the treatment quiet and effective with much less sensitivity.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry has many incredible benefits for modern dentistry. It is much quieter and less noticeable, eliminating the idea that dental tools are loud and changing how we perceive the dental experience.
In addition, laser technology is much safer, and there’s less risk of making a mistake or damaging the tissue. Bleeding and swelling are also less common, making the healing process faster and more comfortable.