Laser dental surgery is used to treat several dental-related conditions using a laser, which has been a popular procedure since 1989. LASER is a term that refers to light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation and is utilised in various fields of medicine, including dentistry.
Lasers are used to reshape and remodel tissue surrounding the teeth as you would putty. They can also be used to remove tissue like a restrictive frenulum that pulls at the gums and tongue.
Lasers are also beneficial in the treatment of cold sores by speeding the healing process and resolving pain from cold sores. Lasers are known to whiten teeth and treat tooth decay, tooth sensitivity and gingivitis. They are non-invasive, comfortable and pain-free, making them a popular tool today.
Soft tissue laser procedures involve manipulating the tissue surrounding the tooth or multiple teeth. For example, gummy smile correction is a procedure to manipulate and treat gum tissue covering most of the tooth. Another soft tissue procedure, crown lengthening, remodels gums and bone for the preparation of dental restorations.
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
One of the vast benefits of laser dentistry is the limited need for sutures. Also, patients notice a reduction in bleeding because lasers facilitate blood clotting. There is no need to administer anaesthesia with a laser procedure, and your risk of bacterial infections is low because the laser sterilises the region.