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Laser Dentistry Cost, Benefits, and Risks

We offer laser denstistry services in North Dallas. Laser dentistry is the practice of utilizing lasers to treat different dental conditions. In 1989 laser therapy became commercially applied in clinical dental practice for procedures involving tooth tissue.

Laser dentistry offers a much more pleasant treatment option for many dental procedures involving hard and soft tissue compared to dental drills.

LASER is an acronym which stands for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” The apparatus produces light energy in a rather narrow and focused beam. This laser beam creates a reaction when it hits tissue, enabling it to remove or form the tissue.

Laser therapy is practiced in a variety of procedures, including:

Laser therapy is practiced in a variety of procedures, including:

Dental Laser Therpy Demonstration
Dental Laser Therpy Demonstration

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Laser Therapy Makes the Dental Industry More Efficient

Lasers can make various dental treatments more efficient, cost-effective, and comfortable. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved laser dentistry as a treatment option for several dental conditions.
It’s worth noting that the American Dental Association (ADA) currently has yet to do so. However, they are hopeful about the potential of the field.

The two main types of procedures used for laser dentistry are hard tissue and soft tissue procedures. Hard tissue refers to the teeth, and soft tissue refers to the gums.

Triple Laser Dentistry Apparatus
Triple Laser Dentistry Apparatus

Hard tissue laser dentistry therapy procedures include:

  • Cavity Detection – Lasers can detect cavities early by finding evidence of tooth decay.
  • Tooth Preparations and Dental Fillings – Local anesthesia and traditional drills are often not needed with laser treatments. Lasers can kill bacteria in a cavity, which can aid in the long-term health of a tooth.
  • Treating tooth sensitivity – Teeth that have a sensitivity to hot and cold can be treated with dental lasers that seal tubules on the tooth’s root.

Soft tissue laser therapy includes:

  • Rehab “Gummy Smile” – The laser is used to shape gum tissue related to “gummy smile,” where the gums’ cover much of a tooth surface.
  • Crown Lengthening – The objective of a crown lengthening procedure is to reshape both gum tissue and bone, creating a healthier tooth structure.
  • Treating Frenulum of Tongue – People with a thick frenulum may benefit from a laser frenectomy. This laser treatment helps children whose restricted frenulum causes them to be tongue-tied or have a speech impediment.
  • Removal of soft tissue folds (Epulis fissuratum) Laser therapy is performed to remove soft tissue folds caused from dentures that do not fit well.

Other dental laser therapy procedures include:

Viewing tissues. Optical coherence tomography allows a doctor to safely see inside a tooth or gum tissue.

  • Removing benign tumors. Lasers can remove tumors from the palate, gums, and sides of the lips and cheeks through pain- and suture-free method.
  • Treating obstructive sleep apnea. Lasers can reshape the throat and relieve associated breathing problems when sleep apnea is caused by tissue overgrowth in the throat.
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) treatment. Lasers can help reduce pain and inflammation in the joint.
  • Nerve regeneration. Lasers can help regenerate damaged blood vessels, nerves, and scars.
  • Treating cold sores. Lasers can minimize healing time and reduce pain from cold sores.
  • Teeth whitening. Lasers speed up the bleaching process during teeth-whitening sessions.
Laser Surgery Crown Lengthening
Laser Surgery Crown Lengthening
Laser Teeth Whitening
Laser Teeth Whitening