It potentially offers a more comfortable treatment option for a number of dental procedures involving hard or soft tissue compared to drills and other non-laser tools.
LASER stands for Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The instrument creates light energy in a very narrow and focused beam. This laser light produces a reaction when it hits tissue, allowing it to remove or shape the tissue. Lasers can make dental treatments more efficient, cost-effective, and comfortable for the patient.
Laser dentistry provides patients with a better experience and quality. Even though laser dentistry is mainly associated with cosmetic treatments, it is equally effective for preventative purposes. It potentially offers a more comfortable treatment option for a number of dental procedures involving hard or soft tissues compared to drills and other non-laser tools.
All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporiser of the tissue that it comes in contact with. When used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth-bleaching agents.
Instead of needles and drills, laser dentistry uses Heat and light to treat Dental infections. That’s why the procedure is less painful.
There are many benefits of laser fillings when compared to conventional drilled fillings. The Des Plaines dentists at Suburban Family Dental want you to know that laser fillings are: Long-term, because they can kill bacteria deep in a cavity which can lead to a better long-term outcome for your tooth.
Gum tissue injury is a potential side effect with any type of dental work, including both traditional and laser methods. Although a well-trained dentist with a laser can isolate gum tissue well during surgery, there is some risk that the heat from the laser energy can also affect nearby tissue.
Lasers remove the infected material.Lasers work more quickly to remove any infected material existing in teeth that have cavities, making it so many cavity treatment appointments using dental lasers do not last as long.
Typically, fillings last around 10 years. Many restorations (the clinical term for dental fillings) last much longer. In addition to the materials used, other factors affecting the life span of a filling include: your eating habits
Most importantly, laser dentistry is virtually pain-free! A laser dental treatment works by honing an intense beam of light energy to perform precise dental procedures.