This 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.
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