Dentists use lasers in many soft tissue therapies. Lasers can reshape or remove swollen gum tissue. They can remove soft tissue growths. The intense energy in a laser has also been proven to kill bacteria in gum pockets, making lasers ideal for treating periodontal disease.
In addition to being more precise, laser therapies offer many other benefits:
- Laser light cannot be detected by the nervous system, so pain is minimized or eliminated.
- Because lasers seal blood vessels and nerve ends, there is little or no bleeding and significantly less swelling.
- Because of their accuracy, lasers cause less damage to surrounding tissues, resulting in less post-operative pain and faster recovery times.
- The intense energy of the laser beam sterilizes the area being treated, greatly reducing the chance of a bacterial infection.
Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive, efficient and affordable treatment option for soft tissue procedures. Talk to us today to learn more.