Dental lasers are utilized for a variety of treatments and procedures, including several therapeutic applications. It is a safe, precise and effective way to treat a specific area of the mouth without damaging surrounding tissue. For procedures that may cause some pain and discomfort, lasers can be used to treat the area, reducing pain and speeding up recovery time.
The wavelengths of each laser are different, allowing an appropriate level of power for each type of treatment. Laser therapy can be used to treat dental issues including:
- Periodontal (gum) disease
- Tooth sensitivity
- Removal of benign tumors
- Cold sore treatment
- Pain and inflammation related to TMJ problems
- Relief of breathing problems due to sleep apnea
Talk to your dentist for more information on how dental lasers can be used to treat and relieve pain associated with any of the above issues.