Many dentists today are using the advances of modern technology to make treatments faster and less painful for patients. One of these technologies is the use of diode laser treatments. While science fiction movies have highly fictionalized views of the destructive power of lasers, this technology is actually quite advanced and practical for dental treatment purposes. Diode lasers can now be used for many soft tissue procedures in your mouth. This compact device allows your dentist to deliver a laser beam of concentrated light energy through a fiber optic cord to a specifically targeted area in your mouth.
This laser, or light, beam gives your dentist precise control when cutting or burning away the targeted area while leaving the surrounding tissue intact. The diode laser beam also kills bacteria and sterilizes areas of the mouth being treated. Because of its precise nature the use of diode lasers also leads to less infection and bleeding, so they are very helpful in treatment of high-risk patients.
Choose a general dentist or oral surgeon who includes diode laser technology as part of the dental treatment procedure. You will be provided with glasses that will protect your eyes from the laser during treatment, will experience less pain during the procedures, and should expect a faster recovery time. Diode laser treatments are helpful in such procedures as:
Removing diseased gum tissue
Reshaping your gums after removal or as a cosmetic process to provide a more even appearance
Removing lumps and lesions for analysis
Treating cold sores and canker sores
Root canal procedures
Removal of tooth decay of the surface of a tooth's root
Benefits to you of diode laser therapy include:
Less anesthesia is needed during the procedure because of the reduced cutting involved
Procedures are completed more quickly so you'll be up and around faster
There is less bleeding and swelling because any cutting needed is precisely controlled
You experience less swelling, pain, anxiety and discomfort
Your mouth heals faster
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