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Did you know that as of 1994, lasers have been used to assist dentists with a variety of dental procedures? Thanks to lasers, microscopic changes and alterations can be made with near perfect precision that standard procedures could not hope to mimic. Listed below are some common questions about laser dentistry:

What is laser dentistry?
a.) A game dentists play to see who has the sharpest aim
b.) A dental treatment designed to use lasers to help with a variety of dental procedures
c.) A type of illness commonly found in gum tissue
d.) None of the above

Which of the following oral ailments can lasers help with?
a.) Root canal preparation
b.) The removal of tooth decay to prepare a tooth with a cavity for a dental filling
c.) An oral cancer biopsy
d.) All of the above

True or False: Laser dentistry can help prepare teeth for root canals.
a.) True
b.) False

True or False: Lasers can easily remove canker sores and lesions in your mouth.
a.) True
b.) False

Answer Key: b, d, a, a

To schedule an oral exam or professional cleaning at Pitner Family Dentistry with Dr. Rebecca Pitner and our team at our dentist office in Bessemer, Alabama, simply give us a call at 205-426-2644. We look forward to hearing from you.