LASER DENTISTRY: A Novel Way To Enhance Your dental Appearance
A Dental Laser is a type of Laser designed specifically for use in oral Surgery or Dentistry. Laser Dentistry is a precise and effective way to perform many dental procedures.
Laser Dentistry has made this condition easily treatable. These dental lasers help to carefully reshape gums and make them more aesthetically pleasing. If you have a gummy smile that has affected your self-confidence, a laser treatment might be exactly what you are looking for.
Benefits Of Laser Dentistry include
Procedures performed using soft tissue laser may not require stitches
Certain Laser Dentistry procedures do not require anesthesia
Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area
Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized
Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated
What are the applications of laser dentistry?
The application of lasers in dentistry opens the door for dentists to perform a wide variety to dental procedures they otherwise may not be able to perform. Dentists using lasers in dentistry have become adept at incorporating the state-of-the-art precision technology into a number of common and not-so-common procedures.
Two types of Laser machines used for different procedures are:
Hard Tissue Laser Dentistry Procedures
CAVITY DETECTOR: Low-intensity soft tissue dental lasers may be used for the early detection of cavities by providing a reading of the by-products produced by tooth decay.
DENTAL FILLING/ TOOTH PREPARATION: Hard tissue dental lasers may eliminate the need for a local anesthetic injection and the traditional turbine dental drill.Lasers used in dental filling procedures are capable of killing bacteria located in a cavity, potentially leading to improved long-term tooth restorations.
TOOTH SENSITIVITY: Dental Laser may be used to seal tubules(located on the root of the tooth)that are responsible for hot and cold tooth sensitivity
Soft Tissue Laser Dentistry Procedures
CROWN LENGTHENING: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (soft tissue laser) and bone (hard tissue laser) to expose healthier tooth structure.
GUMMY SMILE: Dental Lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile.
MUSCLE ATTACHMENT: A Laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied and babies unable to breastfeed adequately due to limited tongue movement. It may also help to eliminate speech impediments.
SOFT TISSUE FOLDS: Dental Lasers may be used for the painless and suture- free removal of tissue fold often caused by ill-fitting dentures.