A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove or shape tissue.
lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990. Lasers can be used as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures and are often used in conjunction with other dental instruments.
Benefits of Laser
Virtually painless, More natural dentistry
By using laser, many dental procedures can be performed nearly pain-free with fewer shots, less need for anesthesia.
Conventional surgical techniques may cause a lot of trauma which is easily avoided by using dental laser
Enhanced Infection Removal
Since lasers have a high antibacterial property, the post operative results are much better and there is greater chance of success
Less Bleeding and Swelling
Because of minimally invasive nature of lasers, there is very minimal bleeding and thereby greatly reduce the risk of swelling and postoperative discomfort.
Fewer Dental Visit
As laser treatment can be completed very quickly, there are much fewer appointments when treated with laser and the treatment times are reduced by around 50%.
Are dental lasers safe?
If the dental laser is used according to accepted practices by a trained practitioner, then it is at least as safe as other dental instruments. However, just as you wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from prolonged exposure to the sun, when your dentist performs a laser procedure, you will be asked to wear special eyeglasses to protect your eyes from the laser.