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Lasers in Dentistry

Lasers were first used in dental procedures in 1994.

Dentists use lasers for a variety of purposes

All lasers deliver light energy and when used in dental and surgical procedures, the laser plays the role of a cutting tool or a tissue vaporizer that it makes contact with. If it is used for the “curing” of a filling, the laser strengthens the bonding that occurs between the tooth and the filling. When utilized in teeth-whitening the laser plays the role of the provider of a source of heat which increases the results of agents of tooth-bleaching.

Benefits and drawbacks of using a laser in dental procedures

Benefits

Drawbacks