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Diagnostic Laser

There are several types of dental lasers currently approved for use in dental offices. Lasers energy can be harnessed in various ways to treat certain dental conditions. These have been used to perform gum surgery and even anesthetic-free cavity removal. One of the newest and most interesting applications of lasers is their use in quick and painless diagnostic testing. A new device called a "Diagnodent" instrument uses a low-energy laser beam to detect tooth decay that in the past was otherwise invisible to us.

A very fine laser beam is directed onto the biting surfaces of teeth. As the laser illuminates the small grooves and crevices in a tooth, it measures the amount of light reflected inside the tooth. By reading the amount of reflected light, this device tells us if a suspicious-looking tooth has a simple stain on its biting surface, or a genuine cavity. Some types of cavities-because of their size or location- just don't show up well on x-rays. The device is an important diagnostic instrument that gives us information about teeth that we just can't get from x-rays.

We use a Dental Laser to treat various conditions commonly found in the mouth. A diode laser can instantly any painlessly remove annoying canker sores. We also use this device to perform certain surgical procedures because it allows for no bleeding and faster recovery times than traditional surgical methods. At a very low intensity, laser energy can be harnessed to treat early-stage gum disease. This technology makes certain dental treatments faster, more conformable and less costly than at any time in the past.

Dental Laser

We use a Dental Laser to treat various conditions commonly found in the mouth. A diode laser can instantly and painlessly remove annoying canker sores. We also use this device to perform certain surgical procedures because it eliminates bleeding and faster recovery times than traditional surgical methods. At a very low intensity, laser energy can be harnessed to treat early-stage gum disease. This technology makes certain dental treatments faster, more conformable and less costly than at any time in the past.

Picasso Laser

Special dental lasers called "diode lasers" use a focused light beam to painlessly treat certain conditions. These are somewhat different from the diagnostic lasers we use to detect tooth decay, but every much as useful.

The pain many patients experience from canker sores, for example, can be instantly relieved by a gentle application of laser light. At higher intensities, laser light is used to perform minor gum surgery procedures, with no bleeding or stitches. Because laser light sterilizes the area as it works, gum tissue typically heals quite rapidly.