How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry?
All lasers 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 in contact with. When used for “curing” a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth. When used in teeth whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth beaching agents.
Lasers have now brought about a big revolution in the field of surgical dentistry. Less bleeding, no stitches, less swelling, virtually no pain and faster healing, makes this an excellent alternative for all those who shiver under the scalpel!!! The laser treatment is a much more comfortable alternative to the traditional procedures as it requires less anaesthesia. Following a laser soft tissue treatment, the patient exhibits no discomfort. So now you can have treatments done for periodontal (gum) disease, gum lifts, gum reconstruction and various minor surgeries without fear.
LASER TREATMENT FOR GUMMY SMILES
A “gum lift” is a cosmetic dental procedure that raises and sculpts your gum line. This procedure involving reshaping the gum tissue to create an appearance of longer and symmetrical teeth can be done easily with lasers and not scalpels!!! This treatment is typically done to reduce excessive gummy smile or balance an asymmetrical gum line. So, you can now smile with confidence after a virtually painless gum reconstruction.
TREATMENT FOR PERIODONTAL (GUM) DISEASE
Periodontal (gum) diseases, including gingivitis and periodontitis are serious infections that if left untreated can lead to tooth loss. Treatment of gum disease is aimed at cleaning the debris and toxins from beneath your gum line. This can now be accomplished virtuously painlessly and comfortably depending on the stage of your disease, using lasers. Laser light removes bacteria and diseased tissue from the pockets. Ultrasonic scalers and laser energy are used to remove tarter and debris from the root surface. The laser prepares the root surface to enable healthy gum attachment and aids in sealing the pocket closed. Studies have shown the lasers ability to reduce 99% of bacteria in a periodontal lesion. In addition, the lasers can assist in forming a fibrin clot eliminating post-surgical bleeding and providing a quick and comfortable healing.
LASER TREATMENT FOR DARK GUMS
Melanin hyper pigmentation or dark gums are prevalent in certain individuals. These dark pigmentationcan cause an undesirable appearance to otherwise healthy pink gums. Through lasers we can painlessly and accurately remove the problem areas in as little as one office visit and with a very quick healing time!!
LASER TEETH WHITENING
Teeth whitening or bleaching is a perfect solution for whitening your stained, yellow or dull teeth. Staining from coffee, tea, red wine, cola or just plain yellow teeth can be transformed to a set of sparkling white teeth in just about an hour. A LASER is a step ahead amongst the varied revolutionary systems to whiten your teeth! Special gels applied over your teeth and then exposed to LASERS, give a dramatic end result in less than an hour! Whitening did with LASERS gives you brighter teeth with a much more stability and in a lesser time too.