Advantages and uses of soft tissue lasers in Dentistry

The laser in Dentistry and Stomatology allows the treatment of soft tissues both in mouth ulcers and periodontal treatments, among others.

Uses and applications of the laser

The most common uses of the laser for soft tissues in Dentistry are:

  • Cold sores
  • Biopsies
  • Abscesses
  • Curettage
  • Endodontics with abscesses
  • Flap
  • Fibroma
  • Lip frenectomy
  • Gingivoplasty
  • Treatment for gingivitis
  • Herpes on the lip
  • Peri-implantitis
  • Impression taking
  • Tooth whitening
  • Scarring
  • Implant exposure
  • Pulpotomies
  • Periodontitis

Is the laser harmful in dentistry?

The patient, during the treatment, only perceives some heat, but no pain. In cases of long treatments the laser can be used together with topical or injected anesthesia.

Possible noise and elimination of the use of a turbine during laser treatment

The laser is a totally silent treatment, since there is neither vibration nor unpleasant sounds that could disturb the patient. In most laser treatments the turbine is eliminated, but in others it can be used as an adjunctive therapy. However, it will be the specialist in Dentistry and Stomatology who will advise the patient on the use in each case.

Is laser treatment in dentistry safe?

All types of conventional lasers comply with legal standards and properly trained specialists recommend their use. Likewise, patients who undergo laser treatment also recommend its use, due to the comfort it provides them.

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Advantages of laser in dentistry

The laser allows:

  • Reduce bleeding to a minimum
  • Reduce the use of anesthesia
  • Reduce the number of stitches
  • No damage to soft tissues
  • Do not damage the dental pulp
  • To be used around implants
  • Act against bacteria
  • No damage to hard tissue
  • Very positive results in patients with periodontitis
  • Achieve greater precision in surgeries
  • Reduce post-surgical time