Laser Dentistry

Among various advances in dentistry, one that has shown great improvement is the use of lasers in dental procedures. Laser is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

Effects of lasers Dentistry:

Some of the effects of laser dentistry include ablation of tissues by vaporization, biostimulation by stimulated ATP production, and dehydration, burning, and carbonization.

Appplications of Laser Dentistry:

Lasers are used for the detection of caries on occlusal and smooth surfaces. They are safe and can be used for cavity preparation. An additional benefit of lasers is minimizing patients’ fears of drills. With laser usage, there is no irritating sound like that of traditional drills, and cavities with laser preparation will appear open, fresh, and devoid of all debris, thus making the cavity sterile. Lasers can melt the dentin and block the tubules, which will rule out hydrodynamic dentin sensitivity.

ADVANTAGES OF LASER DENTISTRY:

Lasers are used for the detection of caries on occlusal and smooth surfaces. They are safe and can be used for cavity preparation. An additional benefit of lasers is minimizing patients’ fears of drills. With laser usage, there is no irritating sound like that of traditional drills, and cavities with laser preparation will appear open, fresh, and devoid of all debris, thus making the cavity sterile. Lasers can melt the dentin and block the tubules, which will rule out hydrodynamic dentin sensitivity.