It helps kill bacteria in the mouth and helps reactivate tissue growth. These lasers penetrate soft tissue, sealing blood vessels and the nerve lining, causing them to heal faster. This is why many dentists practice soft tissue laser treatments as unique dental procedures. A laser is a small beam of intensely focused light.
Laser therapy allows precise control during soft tissue treatment. In addition, lasers can perform several functions. In addition to removing tissue, they can also be used to reduce bleeding and swelling, seal blood vessels and seal nerve endings. A soft tissue laser produces a highly focused laser light that can be used to manipulate the soft tissues of the mouth.
This soft tissue laser can make very small incisions when the beam is focused on the tissue. It can also be used to cauterize small blood vessels and lymphatic vessels, reducing post-operative swelling and pain. There are different types of lasers used in dentistry, including hard tissue lasers, soft tissue lasers, and lasers used to whiten teeth. From there, lasers vary depending on the type of light technology used within the laser itself.
The benefits of laser dentistry for treating gums are that it is gentle enough to treat the outer layer of tissues, but tough enough to destroy the source of the infection. With periodontal laser therapy, lasers cause gums to reattach to tooth surfaces, physically shortening the depth of the pockets around infected teeth.