Lasers are a boon to the medical practice offering patients a very comfortable experience for treatments that earlier were considered complicated. Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1994 to treat a number of dental problems.
Uses of lasers:
Biopsy or lesion removal. Lasers can be used to remove a small piece of tissue (called a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer. Lasers are also used to remove lesions in the mouth and relieve the pain of canker sores.
Teeth whitening. Lasers are used to speed up in-office teeth whitening procedures. A peroxide bleaching solution, applied to the tooth surface, is ”activated” by laser energy, which speeds up of the whitening process.
Benefits of Lasers:
- Faster healing
- Bloodless field
- Reduced bacterial load at the site of surgery.