A laser is an amplified and narrowly focused light beam, uniquely capable of cutting tissue with no bleeding. Surgical procedures done with lasers usually heal faster and with less postoperative discomfort than with traditional surgical procedures.
The application of lasers in dentistry opens the door for a wide variety of dental procedures. Dentists who use lasers have incorporated this state of the art technology into a number of common procedures.
- CROWN LENGTHENING: Dental lasers can be used to reshape gum tissue to expose decay under the gums. This allows the dentist access to place his crown or filling more accurately.
- GUMMY SMILE: Dental lasers are often used to remove excess gum tissue and can dramatically improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
- MUSCLE ATTACHMENT (FRENUM): Using a laser to remove a frenum can help with a variety of orthodontic, periodontal and speech conditions.
-FIBROUS LESIONS: Lasers are ideally suited to remove excess fibrous gum tissue with no pain or bleeding.