The powerful, precise, highly-concentrated beam of light originally known as Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) is so ubiquitous that the acronym has now been relegated to lowercase.
Lasers are used in everything from weapons to barcode scanners. They have increased efficiency and advanced technology in numerous industries such as communications, manufacturing, and practically every branch of science. Today’s post focuses on how lasers have affected dentistry.
Lasers are now used in many state-of-the-art Indiana dental practices for a broad range of services. Lasers allow dentists to be extremely precise when working on both tooth and gum tissue.
Dentists use lasers to:
- Remove decay while preserving more intact tooth material
- Firmly attach bonding material to a tooth
- Remove oral lesions or obtain tissue for biopsies
- Reshape receded gums
- Eliminate bacteria while performing root canals
- Increase the effectiveness of tooth-whitening agents
Dental patients benefit with:
- Fewer stitches – some surgical procedures require no sutures when a laser is used
- Faster healing
- Lower risk of infection
- Decreased damage to surrounding tissue/bone
- Less pain – eliminates the need for anesthesia in many procedures
Ken Moore, DDS, employs advanced dental technology with seasoned competence to serve our valued patients. At Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore, we believe that every man, woman, and child deserves a beautiful smile and a lifetime of oral health.
For questions about laser dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, invisalign or same day crowns, call 812-332-1405 today to schedule a consultation at Create A Smile, PC – Dr. Ken Moore in Bloomington. We are located at 219 E. 17th St..