Arjun Dental Clinic

Laser Dentistry

What is laser dentistry?

Laser dentistry is the use of lasers to treat a number of different dental conditions. Laser dentistry potentially offers a more comfortable treatment option for a number of dental procedures involving hard or soft tissue compared to drills and other non-laser tools.

What types of lasers are used?

Dental professionals use either hard tissue or soft tissue lasers, depending on the treatment. Some will use both types if the treatment allows.

LASER treatments performed at Swetha Advanced Dental Care, Tadepalli

Laser dentistry is used in a variety of procedures, including: 

  • Gum Diseases
  • Gummy smile –  Lasers are used to reshape gum tissue associated with “gummy smile,” in which the gums’ length covers much of the tooth.
  • Crown Lengthening – This procedure reshapes both gum tissue and bone for healthier tooth structure, which helps with placing restorations on the teeth.
  • Abnormal tongue frenulum attachment – Those with a thick or tight frenulum (the fold of skin under the front part of tongue that anchors to the mouth floor) may benefit from a laser frenectomy. This treatment helps children whose restricted frenulum causes them to be tongue-tied, have difficulty breastfeeding, or have a speech impediment.
  • Removing soft tissue folds – Lasers can remove soft tissue folds from ill-fitting dentures without pain or sutures.
  • Removing benign tumors – Lasers can remove tumors from the palate, gums, and sides of the lips and cheeks through a pain- and suture-free method.
  • Tooth sensitivity. Teeth that have sensitivity to hot and cold can be treated with dental lasers that seal tubules on the tooth’s root.
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) treatment – Lasers can help reduce pain and inflammation in the joint.
  • Gum depigmentation
  • Oral Ulcers –  Lasers can minimize healing time and reduce pain from cold sores.
  • Teeth whitening –  Lasers speed up the bleaching process during teeth-whitening sessions.

Benefits of using laser dentistry over other methods

  • Decreased need for sutures with soft tissue lasers.
  • Bleeding is minimized in treated soft tissues, as the laser promotes blood clotting.
  • With some procedures, anesthesia is unnecessary.
  • Minimal chance of bacterial infection
  • Wounds can heal faster, and it’s possible for tissue to regenerate.
  • The procedures may involve less damage to the surrounding tissues.

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