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Since its introduction to the world in 1960, laser technology has become a part of our daily lives. Many medical and dental professionals now rely on lasers to perform several types of treatments and procedures. Lasers are used in the field of dermatology, dentistry, internal surgery, ophthalmology, and a range of other medical fields.
The term ‘laser’ is an acronym for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” Lasers generate a single ultra-focused beam of light to an area, unlike sunlight which emits rays of light. Laser light is only a single color, while sunlight can separate into a rainbow of colors when it is passed through a prism.
Medical laser devices are comprised of several components, including an electricity source, mirrors to help guide the beam of light, a semiconductor that emits wavelengths of light when stimulated, and fiber optics that work to transport light energy. Medical laser devices are designed to treat or remove human tissue in a variety of surgical and diagnostic procedures.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted initial marketing clearance for soft tissue surgery since the early 1990s. Since then, lasers have been used in a number of dental procedures and fall into the following categories: disease diagnosis, soft tissue procedures, and hard tissue procedures. Laser dental treatments can also be used for bone recontouring and disease detection.
LANAP® involves vaporizing the bacteria and infected tissues associated with moderate to severe periodontal disease. The procedure can be performed in one to two visits and will get rid of infected tissue without damaging healthy tissue. Laser dentistry in Westmont, IL has revolutionized the way we treat gum disease and may be a viable solution for treating problems that you are having with your oral health.
If you think you may be a good candidate for laser dentistry or are seeking periodontal disease treatment in Westmont, IL, we can help. Set up your consultation today!
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