Laser treatment uses energized laser light to precisely remove soft tissue. The light beam simultaneously sculpts and cauterizes the area. That means there is little to no bleeding, making your healing time faster. The laser beam sterilizes the tissue, reducing the chance of infection.
The laser targets just the area to be treated, leaving surrounding areas untouched. Because lasers work on a cellular level, the procedure is usually painless.
Most people do not need anesthesia. This means no shots or numbness. A laser is quiet. You will probably only hear a low hum or beep.
Laser dentistry can be used for a number of procedures including:
- Crown lengthening to improve your smile
- Sterilizing areas infected with bacteria
- Removing gum tissue without cutting
- Removing cold sores and lesions
Lasers are safe for everyone to use according to the FDA and can be a welcome too to help you get a bright, healthy smile.