Since their development in 1960, lasers have become powerful tools. Laser applications in dentistry have similarly evolved and have become powerful and indispensable dental tools. We use laser technology in several ways.
This device is a breakthrough that allows the dentist to monitor the areas below the hard surfaces of the tooth and locate hidden decay, which with treatment can be stopped before it destroys the tooth from within. Unlike conventional drills and lasers, which can overheat teeth, inducing discomfort and possibly damage, we use a laser energized cool-water spray to then gently and precisely remove dental decay. This technology is completely safe and without pain.
Hygienists use a laser procedure to improve and repair gum disease. A diode laser is used in combination with a micro-ultrasonic hand instrument that detaches the biofilm from the tooth surface. The diode laser is then used to sterilize the periodontal pockets and remove any infected tissue. As the old tissue is removed, clots form and the body’s natural healing response takes over; as this occurs, the tissue reattaches to the bone and the gums return to a healthy, infection-free state.
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