The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted initial marketing clearance for soft tissue surgery in 1991. Since then, lasers have become an integral part of many common dental procedures.
Dental laser usage generally falls into one of the following three categories:
As science and technology grows more advanced, laser dentistry continues to evolve and expand into new areas of dentistry. Recent authorizations for lasers in dental treatments include bone re-contouring in the jaws and teeth as well as disease detection in tissues.
Marketing clearance for soft tissue surgery was initially granted by the Food and Drug Administration in 1991. That clearance allowed lasers in dentistry to become an integral part of many dental procedures. Lasers in dentistry usually fall into one of three categories:
Lasers in dentistry continue to evolve and expand as technology grows into new areas of dentistry. Some of the new areas include bone re-contouring in the jaw and teeth and disease detection in tissue.
The Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP®), is a procedure that uses a laser to treat periodontal disease, or gum disease. Dr. TJ Miller II vaporizes bacteria and infected tissue as a result of severe to moderate periodontal disease. LANAP® allows Dr. TJ Miller II to completely eliminate damaging effects of the disease without the use of a scalpel.
The preciseness of the laser’s wavelength allows Dr. TJ Miller II a high level of accuracy when vaporizing or cutting tissue. Before LANAP®, treating gum disease involved an invasive surgery. Lasers in dentistry have completely changed the playing field, enabling Dr. TJ Miller II to offer their patients a minimally invasive, highly effective treatment for gum disease.
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