Laser Dentistry Procedure at Cosmecare Dentistry – Dental Clinic in Chembur
Laser Dentistry the latest technology used in dentistry nowadays are dental lasers.
Considering the fear, nervousness and anxiety of each patient before the dental appointment, dental lasers are there to help you out! Lasers work on the concept of activating light energy to be used. Lasers are different in their own way because they target the affected tissue while leaving the surrounding tissue untouched. Hence, procedures, where the most precise and minute details are needed to be taken care of, can be performed.
Types of Dental Lasers we work with
- Lasers for the hard tissue (also known as tooth lasers)
- Lasers for the soft tissue (also known as gum lasers)
According to a recent survey, more than 25% of dentists worldwide use dental lasers with hopefully many more to join.
Hard Tissue Laser Dentistry
Detection of cavities
- Lasers which are of the low-intensity type are often used to detect the most minor cavities and early caries, which often can be missed with the naked eye.
- Cutting of a tooth: Imagine going to the dentist and having a completely painless treatment with no noisy drills, completely possible because of these tooth lasers which even avoid the need for anaesthesia.
- They are best disinfectants of root canal prior to their fillings.
Whitening of tooth or bleaching
- Lasers are known to desensitize teeth which react to hot and cold food
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry
Diseases of gums
Lasers are known to kill the bacteria lodged in gum pockets thereby disinfecting it which aids in healing and are used as an adjunct to routine cleaning and polishing.
Increasing the crown height
Lasers are used to trim the gum and increase the crown height.
Because of the ability of lasers to trim the gums, they are used to expose more of the crown height thereby reducing the gum area seen during smiling.
Removal of tumours
Benign tumours can be removed with the help of lasers. Also soft tissue growth in patients wearing dentures can be removed with the help of lasers.
Patients having tongue-tie or thick frenum, can be surgically cured with the help of lasers
Aphthous ulcer [also known as cold sore] resulting due to excessive stress can be treated with lasers.
Pain and swelling associated with the jaw joint can be cured with dental lasers.
Advantages of using Laser Dentistry
- No pain
Because of the precision with which dental lasers can be used and its ability to seal off nerve endings and blood vessels, there is minimum post-operative pain, this being one of the biggest advantages of dental lasers.
- No or minimum anaesthesia
- Decreased infection rate and decreased swelling after the procedure.
- Decreased bleeding
- Less noise
- Healing is much faster along with tissue recovery and regeneration.
- Less absorption of harmful chemicals.
Disadvantages of Laser Dentistry
Hard tissue lasers are not indicated alone for silver fillings, inlay or cap cutting and necessitate the need for conventional drills.
Are you the right candidate for Laser Dentistry Procedure
Although lasers have multiple uses, they cannot be used for all dental procedures and it is best for the clinician to decide the same.
Does it affect the eyes? – Myth Buster by Cosmecare Dentistry
It is mandatory to wear protective eyewear prior to any laser procedure. It not only protects your eyes from the laser and also from any other material entering the eye.