Lasers are used in dentistry to treat a variety of dental problems like tooth decay, gum problems, lesion removal and teeth whitening.
Lasers produce energy in the form of light. A narrow beam of light is emitted from the laser that is highly intense and it comes it contact with the tissue and causes reaction. The light produced by the laser can remove or shape tissue.
Since 1990, lasers are widely used in dentistry. They are safe and effective way to treat a wide range of dental procedures and are often used in combination of other instruments.
The most common uses of dental lasers are to: