Since about 1994 lasers have been used in dentistry. Due to their safety and efficiency, they have become even more popular today. In today’s blog, your Garland, TX dental practice, will explore the many uses of dental lasers and how they benefit oral health.
Safe and Precise Treatment
Dental lasers are specialized tools used in dentistry that generate focused beams of light energy for various dental procedures. These lasers can be used in both hard and soft tissue applications, making them versatile tools in dentistry.
Improve Cold Sores and Ulcers
Cold sores can be painful and embarrassing. Fortunately, lasers can shrink these sores and improve healing time. Have you ever eaten too many acidic foods and woke up the next day with little ulcers on your tongue? Well, soft tissue lasers can even treat these frustrating little sores. They are so precise that they can target even the smallest areas of the mouth without damaging the surrounding tissues.
Improve Gum Health
Soft tissue lasers can be used to improve periodontal health. They can reduce swelling and inflammation while decreasing the number of bacteria around the teeth. You may have heard your hygienist calling out numbers when checking the pockets around the teeth. Deeper pockets are very hard to keep healthy due to the number of bacteria and plaque that thrive in these hard-to-reach areas. With this non-invasive procedure, pocket depths can be improved thus making home care easier. This therapy is excellent after deep cleaning procedures since it makes the healing process much faster.
Create A More Beautiful Smile
If you have puffy or uneven gum tissue, dental lasers can be used to contour and shape it more naturally. Soft tissue lasers are effective at precisely removing or reshaping gum tissue without the need for sutures and can help minimize bleeding and swelling. In less than an hour, teeth that appeared small or stumpy can look larger and more attractive.
Let Us Improve Your Health!
Dental lasers are valuable tools in modern dentistry, allowing for more efficient, precise, and comfortable treatment options for patients. Call our Garland, TX office today at (972) 530-0552 and see if our dental lasers can make your smile healthier!