Laser Dentistry – Cochrane
Laser technology has replaced traditional dental tools in many procedures, and its applications continue to increase as the technology is further refined. Lasers of different wavelengths are used for a variety of dental applications. In offering our patients laser procedures, we offer treatments that:
- are less invasive
- are less painful
- require less anesthesia
- heal more quickly
- may be completed in fewer visits
Lasers can replace drills for many dental procedures on the teeth and gums. The advantages are clear: the lasers do not cause heat, vibration or pressure the way that traditional drills do. This allows the dentist to perform treatment with less aggravation to surrounding tissue, which reduces healing time. The laser causes less pain than a drill, so fewer anesthetics are required, which may allow the dentist to perform a treatment in fewer visits.
Laser technology is also revolutionizing teeth whitening, accelerating the action of peroxide gels to achieve stunning results.
Lasers are used in place of scalpels to remove tumors painlessly, extract tissue precisely for biopsy, and perform frenectomy procedures to ‘untie tongues’ in babies, children and adults.