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Laser Dentistry: An Overview

Dentists use lasers in a variety of procedures involving the inside of the mouth, be it an adjunct in treating periodontal disease, to remove overgrown tissue, or to reshape the gums.

What Laser Dentistry Can Treat

Most issues laser dentistry treats are related to the gums. Some of these include:

  • Periodontal Disease
  • Canker sore and cold sore pain treatments.
  • Treating gum disease.
  • Removing gum inflammation.
  • Gum reshaping.
  • Biopsies.
  • Exposing wisdom teeth.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Dentists choose laser dentistry because of distinct benefits that make the procedures go more smoothly, and also reduce discomfort and healing time for patients.

  • Patients are less likely to require sutures
  • Anesthesia may not be necessary
  • The laser will sterilize the gums, making infection less likely
  • Less damage to gums shortens the healing time
  • Patients lose less blood than traditional surgery