What Is Laser Dentistry?
Advances in dental technology have seen improvements in accuracy, patient experience, and recovery times. Since 1990 lasers have been used in dental clinics around the world. Today, in conjunction with other dental instruments, dental lasers are used in a wide range of procedures with successful outcomes.
What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry is the use of an intense and narrow beam of light energy. The light energy causes a reaction that can both shape and remove hard and soft tissue, making it a versatile tool for dentists.
Dental lasers are a safe treatment option when used correctly by a qualified professional. Patients can expect to wear protective glasses during a laser procedure. Just like sunglasses help protect our eyes from harmful solar rays, the protective eyewear keeps the eyes safe from the laser. Unlike conventional tools used by dentists, lasers are quiet and do not vibrate. They can be a fantastic treatment option for patients who may experience fear or anxiety around visiting the dentist or a phobia of drills. Like all forms of treatment though their suitability and indication for patients need to be assessed,
What is laser dentistry used to treat?
There are many uses of laser dentistry. Some of the varied uses are listed below.
– Removing tissue to help:
- Expose partially erupted wisdom teeth
- Reduce the discomfort of cold sores
- Disinfect mouth ulcers which may help with decrease their frequency
- Perform biopsy or lesion procedures
- Help treat gum disease
- Remove muscle attachments that limit proper movement
- Reshape gum and bone tissue during lengthy procedures
– Treat and manage:
- Gum tissue during crowns, impressions and other procedures
- Root canal infections
- Teeth whitening procedures
- Reshape gums and remove any bacteria during a root canal procedure
Lasers and teeth whitening
Teeth whitening is a commonly requested procedure for dentists in Parramatta. When used for the purpose of teeth whitening, lasers can activate the tooth whitening gel and may speed up the process. A peroxide bleaching solution is applied to the tooth surface, which is then activated by the laser energy, speeding up the whitening process so patients can sooner experience the delights of a brighter, whiter smile.
Main benefits of dental lasers
Better patient experiences
There are many advantages to using dental lasers, and in some cases, the dentists in Parramatta won’t need to administer anaesthetics or use a drill, creating a stress-free and relaxed experience. For patients that may suffer from anxiety, fear of the dentist, or have sensory sensitivities, the availability of laser dentistry can revolutionise reluctant patients’ willingness and comfort while attending appointments.
Laser dentistry is highly precise. As a result, lasers can reduce both healing times and the symptoms associated with other traditional therapies. Bleeding is better controlled during surgery, and laser dentistry can help reduce the number of bacteria in both tooth cavities and in diseased gums.
Dental Avenue’s team of qualified dentists are here to help with any of your dental care needs. Contact us today to book an appointment and find out whether laser dentistry is the right option for you.
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