Types of Lasers in Dentistry
They are highly useful in removing dental structures, shaping or prepping teeth or for restoring worn out teeth with a high degree of precision. Other procedures that can be done with these lasers include cavity detection, tooth preparation or for dental fillings and for treating teeth sensitivity.
Soft Tissue Lasers : These lasers have wavelengths which are absorbable by water and haemoglobin in the soft tissues of gums. Hence they are very useful in treating periodontal conditions and killing of bacteria which causes infections.
The main procedures that can be carried out by soft tissue lasers include crown lengthening, treating gummy smiles, treating tongue tied phenomena in children and for removal of soft tissue folds with great accuracy and precision.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
The various benefits of laser dentistry are as follows: -
- Many procedures done with laser does not require anaesthesia
- Soft tissue laser treatments do not need stitches
- They minimise bleeding during the procedure
- They provide a sterilisation effect that eliminates bacterial infection
- Ensures faster healing
- Damages to adjoining tissues are minimised