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How Does Dental Laser Surgery Work?

Dental Lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used in dental procedures, the laser acts as a precise cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used for “curing” a dental filling, the laser helps strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth.

Why are Lasers used in dentistry?

Dental lasers can be used to:

  • Reduce harmful bacteria levels from billions to hundreds (Laser Bacterial Reduction.)
  • Reduce the discomfort of canker and cold sores.
  • Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth making precise incisions.
  • Remove muscle attachments that limit proper jaw movement.
  • Manage overlapping gum tissue when taking impressions for crowns or other procedures.
  • Remove overgrown gum tissue caused by certain medications.
  • Perform critical biopsy procedures.
  • Remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
  • Remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.
  • Help treat infections in root canals.
  • Speed up in office teeth whitening.

Laser Dentistry Advantages:

  • Soft tissue laser procedures are more precise.
  • Significantly reduce symptoms and healing times.
  • Reduce pain, bleeding, and swelling that results from surgery
  • Limit and control bleeding during surgery.
  • Reduces the amount of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in tooth cavities.
  • Reduces the need for Anesthesia for certain procedures.

Which dental laser does Dr. Saini use?

Dr. Charu Saini is proud to offer Gemini dental laser treatment for periodontal disease to her patients in our clinic in Liverpool, NY. The Gemini Diode Laser is the first dual-wavelength soft tissue diode laser made available in the United States. The unique dual wavelength technology of The Gemini 810 + 980 diode laser combines the optimal melanin absorption of an 810 nanometer wavelength laser with the optimal water absorption of a 980 nanometer wavelength laser.

In layman terms, use of the “state of the art” Gemini Laser allows Dr. Saini to perform complex dental surgical procedures accurately and effectively, providing the best outcome for our patients. Contact Mapleridge Children and Adult Dentistry at (315) 453-2084 to schedule your appointment today.

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