What Is Laser Surgery?
In recent years, laser dentistry has superseded many traditional dentistry practices, making treatments more precise and less painful. This newer style of dentistry utilizes intense beams of light projected by a dental laser. Dental lasers can be used to perform a wide variety of treatments, including soft tissue shaping and removal.
Benefits of Laser Surgery
Your periodontist may prefer dental lasers for many procedures because they damage less of the surrounding tissue than some traditional techniques – which means that patients experience less discomfort and pain. There are many other benefits associated with laser dentistry, which include:
- Faster healing and tissue regeneration
- Preservation of more of the natural tooth
- Reduced bleeding during and after treatment
- Reduced need for anesthesia
- Reduced need for stitches and sutures
- Reduced risk of bacterial infections after procedures
Different types of dental lasers have been created to treat different conditions based on the different wavelengths of light. Your periodontist may utilize both conventional methods of dentistry and laser therapies based on each patient’s specific needs and will decide which method is best on a case-by-case basis.