What Is Laser Dentistry?

Laser Dentistry, as the name suggests, is the branch of dentistry that offers treatments and solution facilitated by a specialized laser. It has numerous applications and can be used in periodontal treatments as well as restorative dentistry. There are countless benefits of opting for laser dentistry treatments over conventional solutions. Perhaps the biggest benefit is the fact that laser dentistry eliminates all chances of pain and discomfort that often become a source of stress and anxiety for patients during dental treatments.

It is common knowledge that most dental treatments involve some degree of pain, discomfort, pressure and of course, those dreaded anesthesia shots. Countless patients hesitate from visiting dental clinics simply because the treatment may be painful and this delay causes further progression of dental disease/infections.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Laser Dentistry eliminates the need of using dental instruments and equipment that cause a certain degree of pain and discomfort, such as hand pieces, dental scalers, surgical blades and endodontic files. Most restoration, periodontal, surgical and endodontic procedures can now be successfully accomplished using laser dentistry. The treatment effectively reduces any pain, vibration, discomfort or pressure to ensure a pleasant clinical experience for the patients.

The technology is 100% safe and offers better results in hemostatis and tissue healing/recovery as compared to conventional treatments. Laser dentistry not only offer benefits to patients but also has a number of perks for the dentists themselves. The most prominent advantage of using laser dentistry as a dentist is the fact that it effectively reduces total chair time allow professional to see more patients within the same clinical hours.

Laser Dentistry Applications

Due to its outstanding versatility and safe usage, the dental laser can be used to address a number of different dental problems including:

  • Removal of caries, preparation of cavities for filling and the reshaping of tooth (enameloplasty), all of which are conventionally achieved with the help of a mechanical hand-piece fitted with a bur
  • Removal of fibromas in surgery
  • Performing incisional as well as excisional biopsies
  • Gingivoplasty, gingivectomy and the incision/excision of gingival (gums)
  • Pulpoyomy and pulpectomy
  • Hemostasis
  • Crown lengthening and soft tissue removal
  • Frenectomy and frenotomy
  • Preparation of flaps during surgery
  • Cleaning and shaping of canals during root canal treatments
  • Removal of abscess
  • Preparing window access to the apices of the teeth
  • Access preparation and gaining during root canal treatments
  • Operculectomy during periodontal surgery
  • Resection, shaping or cutting of the hard tissues (bones)
  • Removal of calculus and food debris in periodontal pockets
  • Removal of inflamed tissues and granulation tissues
  • Removal of infected or necrosed tissues from periodontal pockets to relive and treat periodontitis

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