There are different types of lasers like those for the gentle treatment of tissue and lasers for treating hard dental tissue.
We use a CO2 laser, which enables the gentle cutting of tissue and qualifies surgical transections. This laser is also called surgical laser. Any kind of tumours and other alterations of tissue can be removed optimally and aseptically. The laser atrophies beneath the point of intersection which is the ideal prevention against blastoma’s degeneration.
The YSGG laser, or for short Waterlase, is optimally absorbed from hard tissue, and therefore could be used for hard tissue excision. Bones and hard dental tissue could be cut with it, and in most cases, one could abandon the often feared dental drill. Because the laser has a positive proliferating effect to the dental pulp, in many cases a root treatment with tooth decays near the pulp can be avoided sucessfully. This would be inevitable operating with the traditional method.
Unfortunately statutory health insurance does not find appreciation for such progress of medical science and does not pay for it. Laser therapy therefore is part of those treatments, which the patient has to take care of themselves.