Laser dentistry involves the use of lasers to perform a variety of different dental procedures. It offers more pain free, comfortable and efficient treatment options rather than traditional dental treatments that involve the use of the drill, scalpel and other more invasive tools.
When can lasers be used
In dentistry, lasers can be used in a variety of procedures, such as in surgical procedures as a cutting instrument, or in teeth whitening procedures as a heat source.
The use of lasers in surgical procedures helps prevent the need for hand-held instruments such as scalpels and drills and eliminates any anxiety and discomfort associated with them. Additionally, Laser dentistry for cavities can be used to detect cavities early by finding evidence of tooth decay, Laser dentistry also has a shorter and less painful healing time.
There are numerous dental treatments where a laser can be used. Laser dentistry Miranda treatments include but are not limited to:
- Root canals
- Restorative dentistry
- Decontamination of cavities
- Treatment of periodontal disease
- Muscle pain and tmj pain
- treatment of infected areas
- Ulcers and many other applications
Benefits of laser dentistry
Laser dentistry can help avoid anaesthesia, stitches, drills and other dental tools associated with pain and dental anxiety. Additionally, it can help:
- shorten treatment duration and recovery time
- minimise bleeding and swelling during surgery
- reduce scarring of surrounding tissues
- reduce the risk of infections
- guide tissue regeneration
- reduce discomfort and anxiety
Frequently Asked Questions
Listed below are the most commonly asked questions we receive from our patients.
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What is the recovery time after laser dentistry treatment?
The time of recovery depends on the procedure type and the individual. But in most cases the healing time is very minimal