Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry from James T Jesse DDS

By: James T Jesse DDS   06/17/2014
Keywords: Laser Dentistry

What is a laser ? A laser is an instrument that produces a very intense and narrow beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it can remove or shape tissue. Benefits to Lasers Dentistry • Lasers reduce pain to virtually nothing, meaning no need for anesthesia on simple procedures • Reduced anxiety knowing the lasers replace the need for drills or sharp instruments. • Lasers allow more control for the doctor so he can focus on specific areas without damaging surrounding tissue. • Laser wounds heal faster and even regenerate tissue. • The high-energy beam sterilizes the area, minimizing the risk of bacterial infection. • No stitched, no bleeding! Hard Tissue Procedures with Laser Include: • Detect Cavity • Dental Fillings • locate Tooth Sensitivity Soft Tissue Procedures with Laser Include: • Reshape gum tissue and bone, exposing healthy tooth structure.Reshape gum tissue to improve the appearance of a smile. • Help children who are tongue tied because of limited tongue movement. • Remove Soft tissue folds caused by bad fitting dentures Other uses include: • Speed up the process of certain whitening techniques. • Remove tumors in the mouth • Sleep apnea can be caused by a tissue overgrowth in areas of the throat, which can be reshaped and corrected with a laser.

Keywords: Laser Dentistry

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