While the use of lasers is not entirely new in dentistry, they have found a new application in the industry. The initial applications of lasers were used in restorative fillings for curing composite resins. It is also used in diagnosis; a laser device can be shone on the tooth to detect the presence of cracks and cavities. It is also useful in teeth whitening procedures. A laser light is flashed onto the teeth during a bleaching procedure to boost the effects of the whitening agent.
Today, lasers can used to shape and cut through soft tissue and teeth. The use of laser dentistry reduces pain, bleeding, healing time and anxiety. The action of lasers is more precise, so the procedure is least invasive compared to traditional methods.
Cutting or Shaping of Soft Tissue – Instead of using a blade, you can reshape soft tissue for various purposes, by exposing it to the laser light. This results in a more precise and clean cut that heals better.
To experience accurate diagnosis through modern dental technology and laser dentistry, call Argonaut Dental today at (408) 867-1800 to make an appointment.