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.
There are many benefits to laser dentistry, including:
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.
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.
At SmileUp Dentistry we commonly use lasers for the following procedures:
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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