Site-Specific Laser Therapy and When It Is Required
Posted on 9/19/2022 by Brian Rounds, DDS
Laser therapy is a term used to describe dental procedures that use intense light. By focusing on a tiny area, lasers in medicine allow surgeons to operate with incredibly fine precision while causing minimal damage to the surrounding tissue. Laser therapy might cause less discomfort than conventional surgery. However, several sessions and high costs can be associated with laser therapy. All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When the tissue is in touch with the laser during surgical and dental procedures, the tissue is vaporized. When used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and boosts the effects of compounds that whiten teeth.
Dental Laser Procedures
Laser therapy is not a stand-alone treatment. During therapy, our periodontist will remove the problematic tissue in the region surrounding the bottom of your tooth. Then, the plaque and tartar that have built up beneath and close to your gum line are taken out. Then, a different tool will be used to smooth down the rough spots on your teeth that are above and below the gum line.
What is the Treatment?
Your teeth and gums are less likely to attract bacteria and develop bacterial illnesses in the future if these rough spots are removed. After receiving laser therapy, your mouth needs time to heal and repair. During this healing phase, your gums ought to be clean of infections and capable of re-sealing around your tooth. Our dentists encourage you to eat soft yet healthy foods while you are recovering. If you stay away from really hot and spicy meals, as well as sweet foods and beverages, and other crunchy goods, your tongue will be able to heal on its own. Call us today for more information on maintaining oral health.
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