Laser Dentistry, aka Cold Laser Therapy, is a dental procedure that stimulates healing using low levels of light. Low level laser therapy (LLLT) can be used for many procedures.
LASER stands for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.”
The therapy is called "cold" because it is not enough light to heat your body tissue. During this procedure, the laser creates a beam of low-level light on the affected area. The body tissue absorbs the light, and the damaged cells respond by regenerating tissue. Common wavelength levels are usually between 600 and 950 nanometers.
The procedure is painless, done in-office, and for most procedures can be done in a short amount of time.
LASER DENTISTRY PROCEDURES
LASER DENTISTRY ADVANTAGES
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved laser dentistry for several dental conditions.
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