Laser dentistry is a field of dentistry utilising laser technology to perform various dental procedures. At Ashton Avenue Dental, our dentists offer premium dental treatments using the latest technology to ensure patient comfort and care.
Laser dentistry uses highly focused beams of light energy to remove or reshape soft-tissue, or to remove tooth decay. The laser energy is delivered to the target area through a small handpiece, which is controlled by the dentist.
The highly focused laser beam vaporises soft tissue with high water content. When the laser beam is highly focused, it is able to make small and precise incisions. Conversely, when the beam is defocused, the intensity diminishes, and it can be used for the cauterization of small blood vessels and lymphatics, thereby decreasing postoperative swellings.
Soft-tissue laser surgery offers a gentle and precise alternative to traditional methods such as electrosurgery and manual scalpel use.
During the surgery, the tissue is able to separate gently and easily, blood loss is minimal, and there is limited swelling after the operation. No sutures required!
Soft tissue laser has been shown to reduce post-operative pain and faster, more efficient surgeries.
Not only are the procedures and healing more efficient, laser dentistry removes the need for multiple follow up appointments such as suture removal.