What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive option when you’re facing gum surgery, cavity treatment, or other oral  issues. 

             What Laser Can Treat ?

⦁ Canker sore and cold sore pain treatments.

⦁ Treating root canal infections.

⦁ Treating gum disease.

⦁ Removing gum inflammation.

Gum reshaping.

⦁ Biopsies.

⦁ Exposing wisdom teeth.

⦁ Removing throat tissue that causes sleep apnea.

⦁ Regenerating damaged nerves.

⦁ Removing benign oral tumours.

Benefits of Laser in Dentistry

We choose laser in our work because of distinct benefits that make the procedures go more smoothly, and also reduce discomfort and healing time for patients.

⦁ Patients are less likely to require sutures

⦁ Anesthesia may not be necessary

⦁ The laser will sterilize the gums, making infection less likely

⦁ Less damage to gums shortens the healing time

⦁ Patients lose less blood than traditional surgery

The Types of Lasers Used in Dentistry

The two main types of lasers are hard tissue and soft tissue lasers. Each laser uses a different wavelength that makes it appropriate for cutting into that specific type of tissue. This works because each kind of tissue absorbs wavelengths of light in different ways. 

Hard Tissue Lasers

A hard tissue laser is used primarily for your teeth. The wavelength of one of these lasers cuts through both water and bone, specifically the calcium phosphate that’s in your bones and your teeth.  Hard tissue lasers are used for:

⦁ Detecting cavities.

⦁ Dealing with tooth sensitivity.

Preparing teeth for dental fillings.

Soft Tissue Lasers

The soft tissue lasers use a light wavelength that hemoglobin and water absorb easily. Hemoglobin is the molecule found in blood, which makes soft tissue lasers ideal for gum work. 

These lasers are ideal for cutting into soft tissue and sealing the exposed blood vessels at the same time. This is the reason you don’t bleed very much during the procedures and why healing is quicker after laser dentistry. Soft tissue lasers are great for cosmetic procedures because you can begin to see results right away. Soft tissue lasers are used for:

 

1. Gum Depigmentation , also Known as gum bleaching to lighten or remove black spots or patches on the gums . 

⦁ 2.  Crown Lengthening, Surgical procedure to expose agreater amount of tooth      structure

⦁ 3.    Dealing with restricted tongue movement.

⦁ 4.    Reshaping the gums to create a more pleasing smile.

⦁ 5.  Removing folds in oral soft tissues caused by dentures.