James T Jesse DDS
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.