A LASER is an intense red beam of light energy, which when comes into contact with any soft tissue, can remove or shape the tissue. Lasers can be used as effective treatment of wide range of dental problems.
- Gum disease. Lasers are used to cut and reshape gums
- Lasers are also used to remove small lesions in the mouth and relieve the pain of canker sores/ulcers.
- To expose partially erupted wisdom tooth.
- It can remove bacteria during root canal treatment procedures.
- Biopsy or lesion removal. Lasers can be used to for biopsy so that it can be examined for cancer.
- Teeth whitening: Lasers are used to enhance in-office teeth whitening procedures. A bleaching solution, applied to thetooth surface, is ''activated" by LASER, which enhance teeth whitening process.
Compared to the traditional dental procedures, lasers:
- May cause less pain. In some instances, it eliminates the need for anesthesia
- Minimize bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatments
- Induce quick recovery after treatment