Although the idea of using lasers in dentistry may seem like science fiction, the truth is that lasers have been in steady use within the dental industry for over 20 years. Treatments ranging from dental fillings all the way to professional tooth whitening systems can call upon lasers to assist in safe and effective treatments to ensure your smile is at its best.
Although lasers cannot be used to fill in cavities, they can be used to prepare teeth for fillings. A dental filling is needed when a tooth has suffered a cavity, which is a hole in the tooth enamel. To ensure the tooth does not become infected, the cavity must be treated. Lasers will remove excess decay and ensure that the tooth is clean and ready for the insertion of a filling. Lasers can also prepare teeth for root canals.
If you wish to use lasers for treatments, they play key roles in lesion and canker sore removal, as well as for reshaping gums and tissue when necessary. Lasers are highly effective at tissue removal for cancer biopsies. As an added bonus, lasers double as a light source to activate special gels used in professional teeth whitening systems.
Laser dentistry may be the dentistry service you need. For an oral examination at Rahn Dental Group at our dentist office in Dayton, Ohio, please book an appointment with Dr. Richard C. Quinttus and our team by calling (937) 435-0324. We look forward to hosting your smile!