A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. The light produced by the laser can remove or shape tissues. A dental laser is a specifically designed laser for use in oral surgery or dentistry.
Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990. They are a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures and are often used in conjunction with other dental instruments.
Laser dentistry is one of the greatest advances in dental technology allowing dentists to reduce the need to use a drill or administer anesthesia in some procedures and helping patients enjoy a more comfortable dental experience.
Dental lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies and have been proven to reduce the pain, swelling, and bacterial formation that can occur during and after dental procedures.