Dental lasers are among the most prominent innovations within the field of dentistry — laser dentistry serves a wide range of oral care needs for more precision, less pain, and quicker recovery time than with traditional dental procedures.
Our dentists in Orlando, FL, incorporate dental lasers into our everyday procedures, resulting in reduced patient anxiety and discomfort throughout treatment and during the recovery process. For more information about the available dental laser treatments at our office or to schedule a dentist appointment, contact us today.
Our dentists use soft tissue lasers during a range of treatments, from restorative dentistry techniques to cosmetic dentistry procedures. Contact our office to learn more about our dental laser treatments or to schedule one of the following procedures.
Dental lasers are used within cosmetic dentistry to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of teeth whitening treatments and results. Lasers increase the activity of particles in the bleaching solution, producing more vivid effects with fewer required treatments.
Gum and tooth sensitivity can likewise be managed both quickly and painlessly with laser dentistry. Dental lasers treat teeth that are sensitive to hot, cold, or sweet sensations by sealing tubules that are located on the root of each tooth.
Among the available treatment options for periodontitis is laser periodontal therapy, during which the laser reshapes the gums while removing bacteria.
The use of dental lasers within the field of commercial dentistry started in 1989. Lasers have since provided numerous benefits for dental and oral procedures. The word “laser” is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.” Lasers create light energy in a focused, narrow beam that produces a reaction upon contact with tissue. During surgical and dental procedures, the laser is used by our Orlando dentists as a cutting instrument or vaporizer to cut and shape tissue. During teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a source of heat, which ultimately enhances the effect of bleaching agents.
There are a number of benefits associated with undergoing dental laser treatment at our dentist office in Orlando. For more information about the conditions that can be treated with lasers or to find out how laser dentistry can benefit your oral health, contact our office today.
There are two main types of lasers used for dental laser therapy — hard-tissue lasers and soft-tissue lasers. The type of laser chosen during dental treatment largely depends upon the type, severity, and scale of dental issue being treated, among a number of other factors.
Soft-tissue lasers feature a wavelength that is highly absorbable by water as well as the oxygen protein within red blood cells (hemoglobin), making them effective for treatment pertaining to soft tissues in the mouth, such as with laser gum treatment. These lasers penetrate soft tissue while sealing nerve endings and blood vessels. This is the primary reason why many people experience virtually no pain following the use of a laser during post-operative recovery. What’s more, soft-tissue lasers promote faster, and less painful postoperative healing.
Hard-tissue lasers have a wavelength that is highly absorbable by calcium phosphate salt that is found within the teeth and bones as well as water, making them an effective option for cutting through teeth and bones. These lasers are commonly used in the preparation or shaping of teeth for composite resin bonding — the removal of small amounts of the tooth and the repair of certain types of tooth fillings that have worn down over time.
The Solea® dental laser is an advanced dental technology that is widely acclaimed throughout the dentistry profession as the best all-tissue dental laser. The Solea® laser is the first carbon dioxide dental laser to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of both hard tissues (teeth) and soft tissues (gums). Among the benefits of this laser is the speed, precision, and reliably anesthesia-free nature during use in most soft-tissue oral surgeries — patients can avoid feeling anxious about visiting the dentist, as this laser is quiet, prevents the requirement for the use of needles and drills, and drastically reduces both operative and post-operative pain and blood. What’s more, Solea® works quickly, so most procedures can be completed in just minutes during a single appointment.