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A Minimally Invasive Approach to Dental Procedures

Laser Dentistry: A Minimally Invasive Approach to Dental Procedures

Laser dentistry is a relatively quiet procedure. Especially adults and children who suffer from dental anxiety benefit from this treatment method since, without the sound of a drill, patients usually feel more comfortable and relaxed when having dental work done. In addition to minimising pain and shorter dental appointments, laser dentistry is the ideal alternative to conventional dental procedures and offers even more benefits, including:


Versatility 

Mostly used for soft tissue treatment, dental lasers target tooth infections and affected areas without touching healthy teeth and gums. Furthermore, laser dentistry is also used to remove plaque and tartar from between the teeth and gums to clean the roots and prevent gum disease.

Here are some more conditions dentists in Parramatta can use laser dentistry for:

  • Remove overgrown gum and inflamed tissue
  • Perform biopsies of abnormal tissue
  • Treat gum disease
  • Reshape the gum line
  • Expose wisdom teeth
  • Treat root canal infections


Increased Healing Times

No one enjoys sore teeth and gums after a filling or intense cleaning, but fortunately, most patients feel revitalised after leaving our dental in Parramatta. As the laser causes less swelling and bleeding, the treatment promotes blood clotting and minimises the need for sutures with some procedures, making dental visits much more pain-free and comfortable. 


Minimally Invasive

Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive treatment option, which may not even require anaesthesia. The method also causes less damage to surrounding tissue if used with the correct power and wavelength. The light produced by lasers allows the dentist to focus on damaged tissue while sterilising the area it treats at the same time. 


Additional Benefits

Other benefits may include the minimised bacterial infection risk, faster tissue regeneration, and the reduced need for medications and antibiotics after treatment. If you have an upcoming procedure scheduled and would like to know more about this non-invasive method, consult your dentist to determine if the treatment is suitable for laser dentistry.


How Does Laser Dentistry Work?

A dental laser uses the controlled intensity and energy in the laser beam to heat water and instantly convert it into minuscule steam explosions, which can cut into hard or soft tissue. There are two main types of lasers that dentists use during laser procedures. These include hard tissue lasers and soft tissue lasers. Each laser uses a wavelength of different intensity to cut into that specific type of tissue. 


Hard Tissue Lasers

Hard tissue lasers are primarily used on teeth. One wavelength can cut through water and bone, specifically the calcium phosphate in bones and teeth. These lasers can accurately cut teeth to remove small amounts for shaping or procedure preparation. 

Hard tissue lasers are useful for:

  • Cavity detection 
  • Dealing with tooth sensitivity
  • Preparing teeth for dental fillings  


Soft Tissue Lasers

Soft tissue lasers use a wavelength that allows haemoglobin and water to be easily absorbed. Haemoglobin is the molecule in blood, making soft tissue lasers ideal for gum work and sealing exposed blood vessels simultaneously. This minimises bleeding during laser dentistry, which is why wound healing is quicker afterwards. Soft tissue lasers are highly useful for cosmetic procedures with immediate results. They can be used for:

  • Crown lengthening procedures
  • Dealing with restricted tongue movement  
  • Reshaping gums to create a more pleasing smile
  • Removing oral soft tissue folds 

During the procedure, the patient must wear special glasses as the bright laser could damage their eyes. If you are worried about such precautions and how to properly prepare your child for their next visit, the experienced paediatric team at Dental Avenue Parramatta is fully trained to patiently explain every step before their dental treatment.


Laser Dentistry at Dental Avenue Parramatta

Laser dentistry makes dental visits easier and fortunately, the method is very safe. If you have any concerns or more specific questions on how does laser dentistry work, your dentists in Parramatta are happy to discuss potential disadvantages and explain the treatment method in more detail during your next routine check-up. Book an appointment today and learn how laser dentistry can improve your oral health.

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