What Is Laser Dentistry?

Affordable Wasilla Tooth WhiteningThis post is about state-of-the-art laser dentistry, available at Alaska Premier Dental Group.

The word “LASER” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser device emits a powerful, highly-concentrated beam of light. Lasers are used in hundreds of applications in almost every industry including communications, researching, manufacturing, entertainment and medicine.

Lasers are now used in some technologically-advanced dental practices on both hard (tooth) and soft (gum) tissue. Lasers allow dentists a degree of precision that was previously impossible.

How do lasers benefit dental patients?

  • Fewer stitches (some surgical procedures require no sutures)
  • Shorter healing time
  • Decreased chance of infection
  • Less damage to surrounding tissue/bone
  • Increased patient comfort – anesthesia is often unnecessary

Dentists use lasers in crown lengthening, decay detection, bacteria removal in root canals, gum recontouring, biopsy, lesion removal, and tooth whitening.

Laser technology has many applications in dentistry. At Alaska Premier Dental Group, our services include family dentistry. Schedule an appointment with us today.

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