what are the applications of laser in dentistry?

lasers are used in the following situations :

  • removal of inflamed tissues & disinfection of the gum area. treatment of gingivitis, periodontitis & periimplantitis
  • treatment of mouth ulcers & oral herpes laser helps in the immediate elimination of the symptoms
  • root canal disinfection in root canal treatment
  • tooth whitening with the use of a special whitening gel

is the laser treatment painful? does it have side effects?

the laser treatment is painless, it usually does not require anesthesia & it is harmless provided that all protective measures are taken by the dentist .