LASER Technology in Minimally Invasive Dentistry

 

Laser - The Next Generation Dental Tool

Laser is an acronym that stands for Light Amplification by StimulatedEmission of Radiation. Laser has been used in dentistry for over 20 years.

Most lasers, including those used in dentistry, are engineered and designed to perform special functions without changing or damaging the surrounding tissues or materials.

In dentistry, the target of LASER treatment can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting other wavelengths. No measurable effect is seen beyond the intended target site. Furthermore, there is little or no sound associated with laser treatment, a pleasant treat for the dental patient.

 

Key benefits of laser application in dental procedures:   

1) Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated faster.
2) Bleeding and swelling is minimized during soft tissues treatments.
3) Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
4) More healthy tooth structure can be preserved during cavity removal.
5) It disinfects and removes bacteria from the area being worked on 
6) Obstructive airway issue can be better managed to improve snoring and sleep apnea condition

In dentistry, the target of LASER treatment can be enamel, decay, gum tissue, or whitening enhancers. Each one absorbs a different wavelength of light while reflecting other wavelengths. No measurable effect is seen beyond the intended target site. Furthermore, there is little or no sound associated with laser treatment, a pleasant treat for the dental patient.