Laser therapy in dentistry provides patients with a more comfortable dental treatment experience. Using laser dentistry, your dentist is able to deliver a precise treatment that is more comfortable, quicker, and provides more stunning results.
All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for dental & surgical procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used for “curing” a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth.
By using The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser, all the advantages and uses of laser dentistry are available to patients. The Gemini is the first dual-wavelength soft tissue diode laser available in the United States. The unique dual-wavelength technology combines the optimal melanin absorption of an 810-nanometer wavelength laser with the optimal water absorption of a 980-nanometer wavelength laser.
Advantages of laser therapy
- Laser procedures are more precise.
- Reduces symptoms and healing times.
- Reduces, pain, bleeding and swelling. Hopkins-dentistry-laser-dentistry
- Control bleeding during surgery.
- Reduces the number of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in tooth cavities.
- Anesthesia is less likely to be needed
Laser dentistry uses:
- Reduce harmful bacteria levels from billions to hundreds (Laser Bacterial Reduction)
- Reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores.
- Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth.
- Remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement.
- Manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures.
- Remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications.
- Perform biopsy procedures.
- Remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
- Remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.
- Help treat infections in root canals.
- Speed up tooth whitening procedures.