Learn About Laser Dentistry
Since its debut in 1960, laser technology has become a part of many medical and dental procedures. Many medical professionals perform procedures using laser technology for its precision and accuracy.
About Laser Technology
The word ‘laser’ is an acronym for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” Lasers generate a single, focused beam of light on a target unlike sunlight which is made up of different wavelengths.
Medical Laser Devices
Today’s medical lasers are made of several components including mirrors, an electricity source, a semiconductor, and fiber optics that transport light energy to a specific area. These lasers can be used to treat or remove tissues and are part of many diagnostic and surgical procedures.
Lasers in Dentistry
If you have gingivitis that progresses to periodontitis, you may need to undergo laser gum surgery in Miami, FL to treat the infection. Lasers are now used to perform a number of dental procedures and fall into the following categories:
• Disease Diagnosis
• Soft Tissue Procedures
• Hard Tissue Procedures
Lasers can be used to treat areas such as the gums, lips, tongue, dentin, enamel, and bone.
Lasers and Gum Disease
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®) targets infected tissues and eradicates bacteria in the mouth. It is often recommended to patients who have gingivitis that has progressed to periodontal disease. It is a minimally invasive procedure that can actually protect and preserve healthy gum tissue.
If you have gingivitis or want to learn more about laser dentistry procedures in Homestead, FL, schedule your consultation today! Dr. Scott Ross and Dr. Bradley Ross may recommend LANAP® as part of your gum disease treatment plan if you are in the moderate to advanced stages of gum disease.