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Laser Dental Procedures

Sherbrooke Laser Dental procedures - Sherbrook Family Dental Clinic

This newer style of dentistry utilizes intense beams of light projected by a dental laser.  Dental lasers can be used to perform a wide variety of treatments, including soft tissue shaping and removal.


How can laser dental procedures help me?

Laser dental procedures are incredibly versatile and plays an important role in a growing number of common dental procedures.  Though laser dental procedures are most notably associated with cosmetic treatments, it is equally effective for preventative purposes.

Here are some of the ways that dental lasers can be used:

  • Promote Healing - Lasers kill oral bacteria around surgical sites.
  • Reshaping soft tissue – Dental lasers can dissolve soft tissue to expose more of the natural tooth (crown lengthening), reshape soft tissue to make “gummy smiles” more attractive, and remove uncomfortable soft tissue folds caused by denture wear.
  • Whitening –  With lasers, the tooth whitening process may increase the activity of the particles in the peroxide bleaching solution.

How are laser procedures performed?

Different types of dental laser have been created to treat different conditions.  Each laser uses a different wavelength of light, which predicates its best use.  The most common types of dental laser are carbon dioxide lasers and diode lasers, which are usually employed to treat soft tissue problems.  The dentist will decide which type of laser is best to use after conducting X-rays and a thorough examination.

The laser beam is extremely bright, and special glasses will be provided to protect the eyes.  The dentist will then direct the beam at the affected area and carefully dissolve the soft tissue, harden the filling or whiten the teeth.

 

If you have questions or would like to schedule your appointment please contact your Sherbrooke dental office today.


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