Friday, April 4, 2014

Laser Dentistry

Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1994.

How do lasers work in dentistry?

All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light

For surgical applications in dentistry, laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it contacts.

When used to restore, lasers strengthen the bond between filling and tooth.

Laser acts as a heat source to enhance the effect of teeth bleaching agents.

"In general, laser use alleviates anxiety because the conservative procedures generate less pain and minimize bleeding and swelling.  Healthy tooth structure is preserved during cavity removal" says Dr. Cherukuri from her dental practice in Chino, California. 

"It's been a wonderful tool to use on our special needs patients and dental phobics.." adds Dr. Cherukuri.

Lasers in Dentistry have limited applications and procedures have an added cost but the comfort they add makes it all worthwhile.

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