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Dental surgery has improved considerably over the years. From crude tools to state of the art instruments, the field has seen some remarkable transformations. Laser dental surgery is one of the areas in which dentistry has made amazing strides.

What Is Laser Dental Surgery

This innovative technology in the dental field uses highly focused light beams to treat a variety of dental issues. Laser surgery is widely used in the medical field as well. It provides a minimally invasive surgical experience. In dentistry, lasers are used to treat gum disease, tooth decay or other oral issues.

There are two main types of lasers used in oral surgery. One type is used to treat problems with soft tissues like the gums. The other type operates on a different wavelength and is used in treating hard tissues such as bone and teeth. Light wavelengths are altered to interact with specific types of tissue. Sometimes the pulse of the light needs to be altered as well.

Treatments

Laser surgery is used to treat problems of both the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. Lasers can be used for:

  • Treating gum disease
  • Reshaping the gums
  • Treating canker sores and cold sores
  • Removing gum inflammation
  • Uncovering wisdom teeth
  • Treating sleep apnea
  • Regenerating damaged nerves
  • Removal of benign oral tumors
  • Identifying cavities
  • Preparing teeth for fillings
  • Treatment of tooth sensitivity

Benefits of Laser Surgery

There are several benefits to this type of surgery. To begin with, the procedures using laser surgery are less invasive than traditional methods of treatment. They are also easier than other methods. Another benefit is the healing time. Laser surgery usually requires less healing time than other procedures and often there are fewer complications associated with healing.

In some instances, anesthesia may not be required. Laser surgery inherently sterilizes the gums so there is a much smaller opportunity for infection to develop. The procedure is very precise which means there is less trauma to oral tissues. Because there is little trauma using laser surgery, the healing time is also shorter. There is a certain amount of blood loss associated with traditional oral surgery. With lasers, there is less blood loss. Additionally, many laser surgeries do not require the use of sutures afterward.

If you are facing oral surgery, talk to your dentist about the use of lasers. At Dynamic Dental Solutions, we offer laser surgery as an alternative to traditional oral surgery. Contact us for more information about its benefits for the treatment of oral problems.

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