Laser surgery and treatments are quite a popular method these days in our country. It is a huge step in the field of dentistry that now even dental issues can be tackled using the laser technology. Treatments like teeth whitening, fixation of decayed teeth, reshaping gums, removal of bacteria and pus during root canal, lesion removal – all this can be done with the help of laser. The benefit of laser treatment is that it reduces pain in comparison to the traditional method of treatment.
Swelling and bleeding is also reduced in the tissues. But along with the pros, it has its cons. Many dental procedures cannot be operated like filling cavities between teeth or preparing crown for large cavities because of the laser treatment. Even though lasers can be used to shape or polish the filling, traditional drills are still required to completely remove a filling.