A laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy which is not visible to the human eye. When laser light comes into contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. Lasers have been safely used in dentistry since the 1990s – they are safe and effective for a wide range of applications. In our office, we routinely use a soft tissue for a variety of dental procedures.
Gum disease, a leading cause of tooth loss for adults, destroys gums and the bone that supports the teeth, potentially resulting in tooth loss. In our office, we use a soft tissue laser in conjunction with traditional methods to improve the health of your teeth and gums.
Soft tissue laser therapy presents many advantages. The laser disinfects the gum pocket, clearing out the disease-causing bacteria. The laser beam seals the blood vessels and nerve ending as it cuts away damaged tissue, so bleeding is minimal. Trauma is reduced, so most patients feel better and have less swelling or post-operative discomfort following treatment.