Dental implants are an excellent choice for replacing missing teeth, and laser dentists are a smart choice for placing implants. Laser treatment has many clinical advantages when compared to scalpels and blades—including giving more precise control to the clinician and more comfort to the patient.
Dental lasers are medical devices that use precisely focused light to treat tissue. The term LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Ordinary light, such as that from a light bulb, has many wavelengths and scatters in all directions so the entire room lights up. Laser light, on the other hand, has a specific wavelength. The power is harnessed in a skinny little beam and creates a very high-intensity light. Lasers are accurate and can focus on tiny areas, making them perfect for very precise dental surgeries in place of a drill or scalpel.
Lasers are safe and are used in many types of medical procedures including TMJ pain relief therapy, sunspot removal, cold sore treatment, LASIK, tooth whitening, cataract removal, canker sore relief, tumor removal, plastic surgery, gum disease treatment, and most other surgical procedures.
Lasers work efficiently and minimally invasively to provide patients with a gentler, more comfortable experience. The laser beam of the WaterLaser iPlus by BIOLASE, for example, is directed at a target area with a fiber-optic delivery system attached to a dental hand piece and is then delivered to the treatment area in steady pulses. The pulsing sound is music to ears compared with the vibration and noise of a dental drill.
Lasers are a safe and gentle alternative to traditional dental tools. They allow oral surgeons and dentists to accomplish more complex tasks, reduce blood loss, decrease post-operative discomfort, reduce the chance of wound infection, and achieve better wound healing so patients are back to smiling, faster.