Lasers in general have become an indispensable part of the modern dental practice, including for our dentists in Glendale. Their precision and effectiveness for a variety of purposes are things that could never be achieved in decades past.
Of the different uses of lasers in dentistry, soft tissue uses have proven to be the most clinically effective. The most common soft tissue application is for the sculpting or contouring of the gums. This is done to extend the length of the crown of a tooth for either cosmetic or clinical purposes. On the gums, lasers have also been shown to be very effective at removing bacteria along the gum line in the process of treating gum disease to promote the reattachment of the gums to the base of the teeth.
Additional common usages of soft tissue lasers in dentistry actually pertain to the inside of the cheeks. In these instances, they are used to remove a portion of soft tissue, called a biopsy, to have it examined to see if it might be cancerous. Moreover, they are also effective at deadening the pain associated with canker sores.
Contact our expert in soft tissue laser in Glendale to learn more.