Like in medicine, Lasers have also found wide applications in dental procedures too. We use lasers in soft-tissue surgeries as frenectomy, depigmentation, tissue recontouring, implant exposure, biopsy, gingivectomy but lasers for cavity preparation and bone surgery are also gaining popularity.
Advantages of laser surgery:
Clean, bloodless field for the operator
Laser helps to clot blood. So the area remains clean and dry during surgery
- Less Bleeding & Swelling
Use of lasers in dental surgery has been associated with less post-operative complications of pain and swelling
- Accuracy & Precision
In experienced hands, precise control and accuracy is assured
- Reduced Trauma
Due to less bleeding and welling, the overall experience of the patient is less traumatic.
- Need for anesthesia is minimized or completely eliminated, in some cases.
- Faster wound healing
The bactericidal effect of lasers used at low power helps promote faster wound healing