Laser dentistry is a relatively new technology and lasers are not yet universally used by all dentists, but it is becoming more mainstream.
The benefits of laser use in dentistry are manifold. The intense beam of light can cut like a sharp knife, sterilize, and cauterize the wound at the same time. Lasers can remove oral tissue or reshape it. Lasers are even used to whiten teeth.
For each dental procedure, there are different kinds of lasers. For example, one type of laser instrument is used to perform surgery and a different type for teeth whitening. Here are more things that dentists can do with lasers:
-Laying bare wisdom teeth that only emerge part way.
-Prepping a tooth for a filling by burning away decay.
-Removing bacteria growing on teeth and around gums when you have periodontitis.
Laser dentistry is completely safe. When properly trained, a dentist will use a laser the same way he would other dental instruments.
There are many advantages that laser dentistry has over more traditional methods. Anesthesia is not always needed when using lasers as many procedures are completely painless. With lasers sealing the wound, bleeding is much reduced. Also, dentists can be more accurate with a laser than a drill or other instruments.
Of course, laser instruments are not always the right choice for all dental operations. So, confer with your dentist to find out whether lasers are the best option.
If you are interested in laser dentistry, call Dr. Peyman Kafri, DMD for more information. Please contact AV Dental Wellness Group to make an appointment at: (661) 942-1179, or come by our office in Lancaster, CA.