Laser Dentistry
Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is the use of CO2 wavelength lasers (“light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation”) for performing treatments that would traditionally be handled by an oral surgeon. The use of lasers offer many benefits, including a more comfortable treatment option when working with hard and soft tissue over using drills, other tools, and non invasive surgeries.

Laser Dentistry Benefits

There are many benefits to laser dentistry, including:

  • Patients will most likely not need sutures
  • Anesthesia may not be necessary
  • Lasers sterilize gums and thus less likely to have infections
  • Less damage to gums
  • Patients experience less pain and discomfort
  • Very little blood during surgery

No Anesthesia

For many procedures, carbon dioxide lasers allow our dentists to work without the need for anesthesia. That means the patient will not experience as much pain or discomfort. As well, the patient won’t need to wait until the anesthesia wears off to leave and require a friend or family member to drive them home.

So what is a CO2 wavelength laser?

The CO2 wavelength laser is one of the most powerful continuous wavelength lasers in practice today. It is a carbon dioxide laser that operates efficiently, with a power to pump ratio as much as 20 percent. CO2 lasers produce an invisible laser that produces infrared wavelengths to cut tissues. They allow for precise, shallow cuts, which is perfect for doing surgeries on the head and neck.

Laser Dentistry Common Procedures

At SmileUp Dentistry we commonly use lasers for the following procedures:

  • Implant Placement
  • Uncovering Implants
  • Treating Gingivitis
  • Periodontal Treatments
  • Removing White Spots in the Mouth

CO2 Lasers are Easier to Use than Scalpels

Procedures, like soft-tissue crown lengthening, biopsies, and gingivectomies are difficult to do with scalpels. Fortunately, they are more precise, easier, and quicker to do with CO2 lasers and our patients will have a better experience.

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