Would you be surprised if your dentist informed you that he or she can offer a comfortable treatment option for different dental conditions of the hard of soft tissue without using drills and other conventional dental tools? You may perhaps wonder whether the dentist is trying to pull your leg and disbelieve the statements made. However, laser dentistry is indeed making it possible for dentists to provide treatments without using drills or conventional dental instruments for treating problems like tooth sensitivity, gum disease, tooth decay, and teeth whitening.
Lasers became commercially used in dental practices in 1989 for treatments involving the tooth tissue. Presently they are being used for both hard tissue and soft tissue procedures and are gaining popularity among many patients as well as dentists.
Light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation is the full definition of the laser. Light energy is created by the instrument in a narrow and focused beam to produce a reaction when it hits the tissue permitting it to remove or shape it.
Lasers are making dental treatments more comfortable, efficient and cost-effective. The FDA approved laser dentistry as an option for many dental treatments. The ADA is still lagging behind and not approved lasers despite being hopeful about the potential in this field.
Hard tissue and soft tissue treatments are the most common procedures used by laser dentistry in Holmdel, NJ. When treatments are needed by the teeth it is referred to as hard tissue procedure and the gums are referred to as soft tissue.
Advanced laser dentistry has many benefits as hard tissue lasers can cut through the structure of the tooth and can be used to prepare or shape the teeth for composite bonding. They can also be used to repair fillings that have worn down and to remove some structure of the tooth. Some benefits of laser dentistry include:
Water and hemoglobin soft tissue lasers and hemoglobin are found in red blood cells as a protein. Lasers are being used to treat periodontitis to kill bacteria and activate tissue regrowth. Nerve endings can be sealed with lasers as they penetrate the tissue. It is the reason why many patients experienced no pain after treatments with lasers.