Stamford Periodontics & Implant Center

Laser Therapy

Lasers generate a tiny beam of concentrated energy that is used to remove tissue, coagulate blood vessels, sterilize infections, and desensitize nerve endings with great precision and accuracy. In certain cases, dental laser therapy is used as an alternative to conventional therapy because it represents an innovative and more precise technology for specific hard and soft tissue procedures such as crown lengthening, biopsies, frenectomies, and ulcer ablation. Lasers often reduce the amount of post-operative bleeding by causing coagulation of the blood vessels and reduce the amount of post-operative discomfort by desensitizing the nerve endings. Lasers may also reduce the healing time and the risk of post-operative infection.