Lasers have been used for more than 20 years to safely and effectively treat a number of dental issues. Several dental problems can be managed using laser dentistry:
- Tooth decay: Lasers can remove decay and prepare the tooth for filling.
- Gum disease: Lasers can remove bacteria caught between the gum tissue and tooth.
- Cancer screening and lesion removal: Dentists can use lasers to remove a small amount of tissue for a biopsy if cancer is suspected. Also, lasers can remove and reduce future outbreaks of canker sores.