COMMON TREATMENTS WITH LASER

1) LASER GUM TREATMENT Gum disease (Periodontitis): Chronic infectious disease with bleeding gums and bad breath. There will be bone loss and later tooth loss.

 Laser assisted periodontal treatment

(most advanced treatment which is less invasive)

Periodontitis clinical view

Even though the gold standard for periodontal treatment is open flap surgery, it will not completely eliminate the bacteria. The laser gum treatment will completely eliminate or inactivate bacterial toxins which will reduce the possibility of recurrence.

Laser assisted gum treatment

2) TONGUE TIE CORRECTION

Tongue tie is a developmental anomaly which restricts tongue movements and thereby interrupting the speech Tongue ties correction usually done under general anaesthesia, which needs hospitalization. Hard tissue laser can correct tongue tie with topical anaesthetic gel It is purely an injection less, bladeless, bloodless, painless, suture less procedure. With laser it can be done even in infants.

3) LASER SMILE DESIGNING

Smile designing: Cosmetic correction of gum and teeth which will give a beautiful smile to the patient

. Pre-operative Post operative

4) LASER DEPIGMENTATION

Depigmentation: Is usually done to change the dark colour of the gums to coral pink colour. Laser depigmentation is purely an injectionless, bladeless, bloodless, painless procedure which will provide a confident smile to the patient. Melanin hyper-pigmentation causes dark gums especially in certain individuals with darker complexions. Undesirable appearance of gums can be easily removed with the help of laser dental technology. Laser technology can painlessly and accurately remove dark spots in the gum and the entire procedure takes very less time

5) LASER FRENECTOMY

Frenectomy:

Is the replacement of lip attachment which eliminate undesirable pull of the muscles and thereby spacing in between the upper central incisors. Is purely an injectionless, bladeless, bloodless, painless, sutureless procedure. Healing of the wound is comfortable and fast.

Frenectomy with blade: There is bleeding and sutures

 

 

6) Photodynamic therapy

Photodynamic therapy (PDT), because of its bactericidal and detoxification effect, may be a beneficial adjunct to mechanical periodontal therapy.

A photoactive substance, the photosensitizer, binds to the target cell and can be activated by a light of suitable wavelength .

  • • There is no need for antibiotic prescription.
  • • There is no need for local application of anesthetics, and damage to the bacteria occurs in a shorter time (less than 60s).
  • • PDT can disrupt plaque biofilm, thus making it an adjunctive for SRP
  • • Facilitates access in to deep pockets, limited access sites, (furcation, and invaginations).

 

7) LASER RESTORATION ( FILLINGS)

Tooth preparation with laser (hard tissue laser) remove dental caries without disturbing the sound tooth structure. Filling is done to restore a decayed tooth giving back its normal shape. Before placing the filling, the decayed and damaged particles are cleaned properly using dental equipment. With the help of laser technology, cavity can be formed without pricking or use of any needle or any equipment. It also doesn’t cause any vibration or numbness and a patient can very comfortably undergo the entire procedure without any pain.

The laser filling reduces the time required considerably and also pain and discomfort. Laser reduces sensitivity and selectively target areas of decay and enamel, minimising the amount of tissue removed.Laser tooth cutting is in noncontact mode so there is no frictional damage as in tooth cutting with dental drill Because laser can kill caries bacteria, laser tooth cutting is precise and sterile, hence the tooth have adequate protection against further decay and damage.

8) LASER RCT

  • Laser can penetrate deep in to tooth structure so it can eliminate the bacteria completely from the root canal, there by enhance the success of root canal therapy
  • Since laser has the ability to reach and clean the accessory canal, which further prevents future re-infection of the tooth.
  • Laser treatment is precise and more accurate than traditional root canal therapy.
  • It also helps in performing a single sitting root canal in qualifying patients.

9) LASER TEETH WHITENING

Laser teeth whitening :One of the newest methods available for teeth whitening, this has become very popular owing to great advantages.

The method of teeth whitening with the help of laser technology is also known as light-activated teeth whitening. The gel based bleaching agent is activated using a laser beam. It offers up to a 10 shade improvement and a much faster pace. There is no sensitivity after laser teeth whitening as in conventional teeth whitening