This post from The Yuma Dentist in Yuma AZ is about laser dentistry.
The word “LASER” is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. A laser device emits a powerful, highly-concentrated beam of light. (Didn’t we all love the amazing laser weapons in ‘Star Wars?’) Lasers are used in hundreds of applications in almost every AZ industry including communications, researching, manufacturing, entertainment and medicine.
Lasers are now used in some technologically-advanced Yuma dental practices on both hard (tooth) and soft (gum) tissue. Lasers allow Yuma cosmetic dentists a degree of precision that was previously impossible.
How do lasers benefit dental patients?
- Fewer stitches (some surgical procedures require no sutures)
- Shorter healing time
- Decreased chance of infection
- Less damage to surrounding tissue/bone
- Increased patient comfort – anesthesia is often unnecessary
Somerton dentists use lasers in crown lengthening, decay detection, bacteria removal in root canals, gum recontouring, biopsy, lesion removal, and tooth whitening.