Laser dentistry is the FDA-approved use of lasers to help your dentist:
- Detect cavities: Lasers can detect cavities earlier by finding evidence of tooth decay.
- Prepare your teeth for dental fillings and remove silver fillings, if needed, in a way that minimizes the loss of tooth material.
- Treat tooth sensitivity: This sensitivity to hot and cold can be caused by exposed tubules in your tooth’s root. Lasers seal those tubules, reducing or eliminating sensitivity altogether.
- Whiten your teeth: Lasers speed up the bleaching process during teeth-whitening sessions.