'Laser' is an acronym for "Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission
of Radiation". …A complicated string of words meaning a single
wavelength beam of highly concentrated light energy. And it's precisely
that high energy that's made lasers so useful in both general medicine
and dentistry. The laser's intense, narrow wavelength has specific, predictable
and powerful effects when it contacts both hard and soft tissues of the
body. So it's no wonder that the laser can be such an advanced tool
in the hands of a skilled professional.
The laser beam can be precisely directed to only the tissues needing
treatment, and the way it works virtually eliminates bleeding and sterilizes
the area at the same time. All of this translates to higher quality treatments,
better outcomes, and greater comfort for the patient. Currently, dental
applications include gum disease treatments, cosmetic gum re-contouring,
root canal therapy, decay detection and elimination, incision cauterizing,
removal of growths, and biopsies.