“When I heard that there’s laser treatment in the dentistry, I wanted to try Laser Technology as well. I purchased soft tissue laser machine, which can do the whitening, soft tissue surgery and deep cleaning with less bleeding, less pain and faster healing. You can come in and try this machine at no extra charge.”
– Dr. Huh
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry is the use of lasers to treat a number of different dental conditions.
It became commercially used in clinical dental practice for procedures involving tooth tissue in 1989.
Laser potentially offers a more comfortable treatment option for a number of dental procedures involving hard or soft tissue compared to drills and other non-laser tools.
LASER stands for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” The instrument creates light energy in a very narrow and focused beam. This laser light produces a reaction when it hits tissue, allowing it to remove or shape the tissue.
Laser dentistry is used in a variety of procedures, including:
- treating hypersensitivity
- treating tooth decay
- treating gum disease
- whitening teeth
Laser Dentistry can make dental treatments more efficient, cost effective, and comfortable.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved laser dentistry as a treatment option for several dental conditions.
How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry?
Laser work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth-bleaching agents.
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