Laser treatment (painless and bloodless)

If the drilling sound at the dentist makes you a little nervous, then dental laser treatment might be for you.

Laser stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. During a procedure, the laser will emit light energy in a narrow, concentrated beam. This light produces a reaction when it hits tissue, allowing it to remove or shape tissue.

Uses of laser in dentistry
Removing tissue around an exposed wisdom tooth
Reshaping gum tissue
Removing and reshaping bone and gum tissue during crown lengthening procedures
Removing inflamed gum tissue
Removing muscle attachments that restrict tongue or lip movement
Accelerating in-office tooth whitening procedures
Reducing the discomfort from cold sores and cankers
Removing small amounts of tooth enamel
Preparing tooth enamel for composite bonding
Repairing certain worn-down fillings
Are Dental Lasers Safe?
The U.S Food and Drug Administration has approved lasers sold in the United States. Before your dentist can perform dental laser treatment, they need to go through training for each specific dental laser device. Manufacturers, professional organizations, and dental schools provide training. So, before going for any dental laser procedure, don’t hesitate to ask your dentist about the training they have received. Lastly, wearing a pair of special glasses during the operation will give you that extra protection!