was first introduced in the early 1960s. Since then, it has been integrated
into many different facets of our daily lives. Today’s dental professionals
have even found ways to use it for treating periodontal disease. Following is a brief history of dental lasers
for patients of the Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute interested in laser gum surgery in Harrisonburg & Winchester, VA. Today’s medical lasers produce this ultra-focused beam of light through the use of four components:
The word “laser” is actually an acronym that stands for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” While natural light consists of multiple wavelengths, a laser is just a single beam of light that has been highly focused. Today’s medical lasers produce this ultra-focused beam of light through the use of four components:
By harnessing and manipulating light energy, today’s doctors can use this technology in various procedures, such as the treatment of periodontal disease.
Dental lasers are generally used for one of three things:
As the technology continues to improve, dental laser usage expands into new areas. Recent innovations include reshaping of the teeth and jaw bone as well as detecting diseases and other oral health risks early on.
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