the dental clinic
Dr. Rahul Shah
Dr. Deanna Lue
Dr. Jenny Kim
4869 Dundas St W
Suite 201, Toronto ON
(416) 233 9581
A dental laser is a device that creates a narrow beam of light energy. This light energy can be used to modify or remove tissue in the mouth in order to improve and maintain oral health.
In some cases, when a dental laser is used, local anesthesia to the affected area may not be necessary for some procedures. Lasers are generally more precise and can reduce healing times associated with certain dental procedures. They are also great at reducing the amount of bacteria present in tissue that is infected and in dental cavities.
Depending on the type of dental laser, it can be used to:
At the dental clinic, we sometimes use dental lasers in addition to dental hygiene treatment in order to effectively treat periodontal disease. A dental laser is used in order to remove gum tissue that has been inflamed or infected due to periodontal disease.
When the inflamed or infected tissue is removed, it allows access to certain areas of the tooth for a more thorough dental cleaning. Your dental professional will be able to properly clean and access deep areas under the gums, known as periodontal pockets, during your dental hygiene appointment. Once the area has been cleaned of bacteria that is associated with periodontal disease, the healing process can begin.
If you have periodontal disease currently, or have issues with recurrent periodontal disease or periodontitis, you may be a good candidate for laser dentistry. Contact us now. We would love to show you how a dental laser can help to improve your oral health!