Laser technology is becoming increasingly widespread and lasers are now used in several different industries and have made a massive impact on the way we do things in modern society. Lasers have revolutionised dentistry and laser technology is becoming an increasingly important entity in dental practices across the world.
What are lasers used for in dentistry?
Lasers are becoming increasingly commonplace for dentists in Leeds and they have a range of different uses. Laser technology is used for gum contouring, a procedure which involves removing very tiny pieces of the gum tissue to create a more attractive smile for patients who have a gummy smile, which occurs when there is a large amount of gum tissue covering the teeth. Lasers are also used to remove decayed tissue, kill bacteria, whiten teeth, treat gum disease and remove lesions. Laser technology can also be used to take biopsy samples for analysis.
What are the advantages of laser treatment?
Laser technology has many benefits, for both patients and dentists, which include:
- Faster healing times.
- Reduced risk of infection.
- Painless treatment.
- Greater comfort for patients, especially those with dental phobia.
- Reduced bleeding.
- Increased accuracy.