Vermont Laser Dentistry
For patients who do not look forward to needles, drilling or numbness, lasers may be for you. Laser dentistry is one of the dentistry’s latest advances in technology. The laser delivers energy in the form of light. This energy travels at different wavelengths and is absorbed by a “target”. These “targets” can be enamel, decay or gum tissue. Lasers can be used for both tooth structure and soft tissue.
The laser disinfects diseased tissue around a tooth. This interrupts the destruction of tissue caused by bacteria. Often, anesthetic is not needed for treatment. Unlike the drill, with a laser, there is no heat or vibration, eliminating the whining sound. For soft tissue procedures, it eliminates the need for suturing and allows the patient to heal faster. Areas of dental care that can benefit from laser dentistry: Cavity Removal Periodontal care Apthous Ulcer (Canker sores) Frenectomy Gingivectomy or gum reshaping