A dental laser is a special type of laser designed solely for use in dentistry or oral surgery.
Laser treatments offer a more accurate targeting of problem areas without the needless contact with surrounding areas. It involves accurately directing a beam of laser light on the affected teeth or gum, making the area sterile and sealing up blood vessels. The procedure is fast and many patients do not need any form of anesthesia for it.
Though the use of laser has continued to grow since the 1960s, it was first approved for gum treatments in the U.S. by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the early ’90s, and for teeth/hard tissue treatments in 1996. It has continued to grow worldwide since then.
Benefits of Dental Laser Treatment:
- Quicker healing process.
- Minimizes the risk of infection.
- Gentle on the mouth.
- Lower surgery noise level.
- Minimizes the need for anesthesia.
- It lowers the incidence of second intervention.