What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is treatment that involves the use of a dental laser to perform a wide array of different procedures. There are many types of lasers used in dentistry. Laser is an acronym. It stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation..   Lasers produce a high intensity and extremely focused directional beam of light which has a narrow frequency range. 

How Can Lasers Be Used in Dentistry?

Dental lasers can be used to perform several different tasks. Some of these include:

  • Teeth whitening. A laser can enhance the effects of in-office whitening procedures.
  • Gum disease treatment. Lasers can remove infected gum tissue, disinfect periodontal pockets, and stimulate the growth of new tissue.
  • Cavity treatment. Lasers can remove decay from a tooth. 
  • Root canal therapy. A laser can disinfect the interior of a tooth.
  • Soft tissue biopsies. A laser can remove gum tissue for closer examination under a microscope.
  • Lasers can remove bone and also stimulate bone growth in some cases.

What are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry offers several significant benefits. These benefits include

  • Reduced bleeding. The laser cauterizes tissue as it cuts, reducing bleeding.
  • Reduced tissue trauma. This reduces pain and swelling during healing, which can aid in shorter recovery times.

Call Mettler & Griego Family Dentistry at 623-487-4870 to learn more and schedule your appointment today.