What is laser dentistry?
Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1990. Lasers can be used as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures and are often used in conjunction with other dental instruments. The use of the laser proved to be an effective tool to increase efficiency, specificity, ease, and cost and comfort of the dental treatment.
Laser treatment is very precise on oral tissues and very powerful at killing bacteria that would otherwise escape traditional removal techniques such as scaling and root planing.
Dental lasers deliver clear benefits over conventional methods of treatment with mostly scar-free wound healing and improved germ reduction. For our patients, the use of lasers means less post-operative pain and therefore less need for medication, fewer painkillers, less antibiotics. Along dental laser, we use a special prescription of vitamins and other supplements to bust patient’s immune system that decreases even further the need for the use of antibiotics.
Laser makes uncomplicated healing possible, often makes sutures unnecessary, and thus usually ensures scar-free healing of surgical wounds. Another advantage is that it may be possible to dispense with antibiotics after endodontic, periodontics, or surgical treatment.
What are the advantages of laser dentistry when compared to conventional dentistry?
There are several advantages. Dentists may not need to use a drill or administer anesthesia in some procedures, allowing the patient to enjoy a more relaxed dental experience. Laser procedures can be more precise. Also, lasers can reduce symptoms and healing times associated with traditional therapies; reduce the number of bacteria in both diseased gum tissue and in tooth cavities; and control bleeding during surgery.
The treatment with laser is not painful. Often no more than surface anesthesia required, less post-operative discomfort
The right instruments are crucial for the success of a treatment. Dental lasers are an easy way of giving our patients even greater comfort and more options for treatment.
Dental lasers can be used to:
- reduce the discomfort of ulcers and cold sores.
- expose partially erupted wisdom teeth.
- remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement.
- manage gum tissue during impressions for crowns or other procedures.
- remove overgrown tissues caused by certain medications.
- perform biopsy procedures.
- remove inflamed gum tissues and aid in the treatment of gum disease.
- remove or reshape gum and bone tissues during crown lengthening procedures.
- help treat infections in root canals.
- speed up tooth whitening procedures.
Treatment at and around the implant, uncovering the implant, decontamination, and making clear preparation margins for impressions and scans. Very effective in the treatment of Peri-implantitis.
The laser is used as an alternative to conventional treatment methods. Benefits in surgery include mostly blood-free incisions and a sterile surgical eld. The patient has significantly less postoperative wound pain, needs often no antibiotics, and benefits from mostly scar-free healing.
Used in plastic aesthetic gum surgery.