Laser dentistry is easily one of the most significant breakthroughs in dentistry, namely because it is a no pain technique that allows us to gain more detailed insight into your oral health. Here at Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas, we utilize diode lasers, which are capable of making precision cuts in the soft tissues of the mouth. These lasers are at their best when Dr. Anup Naik needs to cut or contour the soft tissues within the mouth. While performing the procedure, Dr. Naik will also be able to use the laser to eliminate bleeding, which in turn reduces healing time for the patient.
While many people envision the traditional drill when they think about their dentist removing decay and restoring teeth, technology has changed that. Over the years, laser dentistry has become increasingly popular, and for good reason. Not only is this considered no pain dentistry, but it is far more accurate and minimally invasive than other techniques. The wireless diode laser produces a narrow, intense beam of light energy, which causes a reaction when it comes in contact with the soft tissues in the mouth. This innovative laser can either remove or reshape tissue in a matter of minutes.
How Are Lasers Used in Dentistry?
Diode lasers are far gentler than both electrosurgery and the scalpel, providing Dr. Naik with a dental tool that will actually fix the problem, without any unnecessary pain or complications for the patient. This type of laser generates little to no heat, which is important when it comes to longevity for dental restorations and implants. Here is a look at some of the top uses for lasers in dentistry:
- To reduce any discomfort associated with canker and cold sores
- To expose partially erupted wisdom teeth
- To remove tooth decay
- To prepare cavities for fillings
- To treat gum disease
- To perform root canal therapy
- To remove muscle attachments that may limit proper movement
- To manage gum tissues during impressions for crowns
- To remove overgrown tissues
- To perform biopsy procedures
- To remove inflamed gum tissues
- To remove or reshape gum and bone tissue
- To help treat infections
- To enhance the tooth whitening process
There are several advantages to using diode lasers. One of the big ones is that dentists will likely not have to administer anesthesia during procedures when lasers are in use. Furthermore, lasers can be more precise and reduce any symptoms that may arise during the procedure (such as bleeding).
Some of the diode laser’s capabilities include the following:
- Laser teeth whitening
- Periodontal cleanings
- Gum recontouring/shaping
- Cold sore treatment
- Ulcer treatment
Dental lasers are incredibly safe to use and are widely considered an accepted practice among dentists all across the world. If you have any questions about how diode lasers are used in dentistry, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Here at Cosmetic and Family Dentistry of Las Colinas, we want you to know that your happiness and satisfaction is incredibly important to us, which is why we offer such services as laser dentistry. Dr. Naik has been a well-respected staple in the DFW dentistry scene for years, being named one of the top dentists in the area for the last 10 years. His commitment to patient satisfaction and education are just a couple of the things that set him apart from the rest. Our entire Las Colinas dental team strives to make each and every person who walks through our doors comfortable and happy with the service they receive. We know going to the dentist isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to do, which is why we have created the team that we have. Not only is our team the best there is, but we make it a point to use only the highest end technology, which allows us to provide you, the patient, with quality service and attention to detail.