BIOLASE® is the developer and manufacturer of lasers for many medical uses. When doctors use the lasers for dental treatments, the results are less painful and safer for patients.
Dental professionals use the latest technologies to benefit patients. Diode lasers are a versatile tool and they are used to cut soft tissue. The results are more accurate and less traumatic than procedures with traditional tools such as drills and scalpels. They can be used in many dental procedures such as treating aphthous ulcers (canker sores) or herpetic lesions, endodontic procedures, desensitizing teeth and even whitening teeth.
The laser light beam cuts soft tissue precisely and vaporize the tissue and any bacteria or infection. It has several wavelength settings and each setting is used for a different procedure. Dental professionals have precise control when using the diode laser because each pulse of light only removes a specific number of cell layers within the area of the beam. The laser uses heat to cut the soft tissue which often results in less bleeding and a faster recovery time when compared to traditional cutting tools.
Dental diode lasers are also used to help sterilize gums in preparation for root canals in endodontics and to treat minor periodontal disease cases. The heat from the laser kills any disease-causing bacteria that could get trapped during the procedure.
Diode lasers help maintain the health of the tissue around the teeth. There is less bleeding, less healing time and less patient discomfort with the laser procedures. When it is on a low power setting, the laser can be used for cleanings, to kill disease-causing bacteria. It allows patients to receive less stressful treatments, knowing their recovery time is quicker than when undergoing traditional surgeries. There is no need for sutures (a stitch that joins tissues together) which adds to a more simple treatment procedure and faster healing time.