Laser dentistry can be a precise and effective way to perform many dental procedures.
The potential for it to improve dental procedures rests in the dentist’s ability to control power output and the duration of exposure on the tissue (whether gum or tooth structure), allowing for treatment of a highly specific area of focus without damaging surrounding tissues.
WHAT IS LASER DENTISTRY?
Dental lasers are a series of instruments that are used for gum infections and many dental surgeries. A LASER is a bundle of wavelength and beam of photons. The main functionality is designed produce infrared and visible-light from cavity and combined to produce strong waves.
The procedures are painless and assist in overall healing after treatment.
All lasers are drill free and work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes into contact with. When used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth-bleaching agents.
IS LASER DENTISTRY PAINFUL?
With no pain-triggering vibrations and anaesthesia-free results, you can now undergo several hard and soft tissue procedures in one comfortable dental visit. Painless dentistry really is possible with the revolutionary laser dental treatments.
IS IT SAFE?
Lasers have been used in dentistry in the early 1990s. Lasers can be used as a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of dental procedures. Dental lasers are completely safe,
HOW ARE LASERS USED IN DENTISTRY?
Lasers can be used in different ways depending on the type of procedure needed. When appropriate for some patients, the laser procedure maybe a better option.
In general, there are 2 types of ways lasers are used in dentistry, for hard tissue and soft tissue procedures. The light coming from the laser can remove or shape tissue, making it an effective tool for procedures including:
LASER GUM TREATMENT
Laser treatment is an advanced technique to treat periodontal or gum disease and save potential teeth that were considered hopeless. A laser light is used to remove harmful bacteria gently, and remove diseased tissue from the gum pocket. This will allow the body to heal naturally with minimal swelling, improving gum pockets and stabilizing teeth. The laser is a great tool that will help patients to comfortably attain results.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR LASER DENTISTRY?
We can assess your current oral needs to determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for laser procedures. There are different levels and progressions of gum disease and usually these more severe cases, typically people that have gum pockets 5mm or greater, and the higher classes of gum disease correspond to deeper gum pockets and more loss of bone support to the teeth.
Other candidates are those that may have fear or discomfort of drills or anaesthesia, the lasers precision and less invasive procedure reduces or eliminates pain and swelling both during and after it is completed.
If you think our laser procedures are for you, to learn more schedule your appointment for consultation, visit our office or give us a call at 780-757-3611, to discuss your options.