LASERS provide an advanced and accurate tool for several procedures in dentistry. In our facility we use it for crown lengthening, depigmentation, excisions, root canal disinfections.
A lesser known but very useful application of a LASER is the treatment of oral ulcers which when treated with a LASER gives immediate relief and heals within 2 days.
BENEFITS OF USING A LASER FOR THE PATIENT
Any soft tissue procedure carried out with a dental LASER causes minimal or no bleeding as the light beam helps to clot and seal the exposed blood vessels.
Procedures done with a soft tissue LASER seldom require stitches.
It is possible to perform certain LASER procedures without injections - with just mild topical anesthesia.
Wounds are said to heal faster and patient comfort post procedure is generally higher than with full fledged surgery.
The energy beam sterilizes the area hence infections are minimal.