Are LASERS used in Dentistry?
There are 3 basic types of Laser applications in Dentistry. Hard tissue lasers are used to treat bone and tooth structure, soft tissue lasers can be used on gingiva, mucosa and soft tissue lesions, and diagnostic lasers can be an adjunct in detecting dental caries. We have incorporated a Diode Soft Tissue Laser and a Diagnostic Laser into our practice. The Diode Laser enables us to perform some surgical procedures on soft tissue lesions with more precision, less bleeding, minimal discomfort and shorter healing time. We also use it as an adjunct to treating Periodontal Disease. We also have a diagnostic Laser that, combined with a clinical exam and radiographs, helps us better diagose dental caries. I received certification in Laser Proficiency by the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) before incorporating Lasers into my practice.
1/23/2021 04:17:38 pm
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10/20/2021 07:08:45 pm
The first lasers were invented in the 60s and for a while, they were only used for research purposes. But now, they are an essential part of dentistry for removal of cavities and tooth decay.
12/15/2021 12:25:43 am
Thank you for this very informative blog post! Lasers were invented in the 1960s and were initially utilized only for scientific purposes. However, they have evolved into a necessary component of dentistry for the elimination of cavities and tooth rot.
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