How does laser dentistry work?
In 1989, laser dentistry became commercially available in clinical dental practice for procedures involving tooth tissue. In comparison to drills and other non-laser instruments, laser dentistry can provide a more comfortable treatment option for a number of dental procedures involving hard or soft tissue.
When a laser beam strikes tissue, it produces a reaction that allows it to be removed or shaped. LASER stands for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.”.
Dental lasers are used for a variety of procedures, including:
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved laser dentistry as a treatment option for several dental conditions. Laser dentistry can be more efficient, cost-effective, and comfortable.
The American Dental Association (ADA) has yet to do so, although they are optimistic about the field’s potential.
What is the process of laser treatment?
There are two types of laser dentistry procedures: hard tissue and soft tissue. Hard tissue refers to the teeth, while soft tissue refers to the gums.
The following are common procedures for hard tissue:
Among the most common soft tissue procedures are:
Among the other laser procedures are:
There are a variety of laser treatments available, depending on the procedure and the laser equipment used. Because laser treatments are usually completed in fewer sessions than non-laser treatments, they may be less expensive than non-laser treatments. Furthermore, dental insurance usually determines reimbursement costs based on the method and not on the treatment itself.
As a result, compensation is likely to be the same as for drilling and other procedures. However, it is always wise to inquire about your specific policy beforehand to ensure that you get the most accurate information.
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