Dental lasers can be used to:
•Reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores.
•Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth.
•Remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement.
•Manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures.
•Remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications.
•Perform biopsy procedures.
•Remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
•Remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.
•Help treat infections in root canals.
•Speed up tooth whitening procedures.
A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove or shape tissue.