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Lasers not only enhance the current surgical options for treatment, but they have also expanded the scope of practice. There are numerous uses for lasers in Dentistry by Maxillofacial Surgeon.

Oral laser surgery provides excellent uniform results and can be successfully used in a wide variety of procedures.

Due to the aforementioned advantages, the laser is well suited for treating precancerous as well as cancerous and tumors of the oral cavity and lips by total excision in cutting mode or many surgeons maintain that the laser coagulates blood and the vessels at the surgical margins. Our dentist point out that in comparison with traditional blade surgery, oral laser surgery allows for better visibility with a bloodless field and more precise tissue removal, without harming tissue that surrounds the lesion.

Some of the many uses of the laser in oral surgery

The laser system is a useful tool in a wide variety of soft-tissue oral laser surgery procedures. The list below names just a few laser-assisted oral laser surgery applications.

  • Frenum release/frenectomy
  • Abscess (drainage)
  • Flap surgery
  • Biopsy (incisional & excisional)
  • Aphthous ulcers (incision & excision)
  • Excision & ablation of lesions, benign & malignant lesions, oral cavity tumors, and hemangioma
  • Salivary gland pathologies
  • Preprosthetic gum preparation
  • Leukoplakia
  • Periodontal gum resection
  • Homeostasis
  • Crown lengthening (soft tissue)
  • Incision of infection when used with antibiotic therapy
  • TMJ dysfunction
  • Extraction site hemostasis