SURGICAL LASER DENTISTRY

Dental laser treatment is the newer advancement in dentistry, which enhances the treatment outcome as well as the patient comfort. The most important of all eliminates the fear of scalpel and the dental drill. Laser dentistry is an adjunct to conventional treatments which enhance the treatment outcome as well as the patient comfort. Commonly used lasers in dentistry are grouped under soft tissue laser and hard tissue laser. laser dentistry comes across as an effective alternative to painful treatment. Not only it takes considerably lesser time for the healing process

We use high standard cutting edge equipment with three different laser wavelengths to cover all dental procedures.

The term LASER is an acronym for ‘Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation’. As its first application in dentistry by Maiman, in 1960, the laser has seen various hard and soft tissue applications. In the last two decades, there has been an explosion of research studies in laser application. In hard tissue application, the laser is used for caries prevention, restorative removal and curing, cavity preparation, dentinal hypersensitivity, growth modulation and for diagnostic purposes, whereas soft tissue application includes wound healing, removal of hyperplastic tissue to uncovering of impacted or partially erupted tooth, photodynamic therapy .Use of the laser proved to be an effective tool to increase efficiency, specificity, ease, and comfort of the dental treatment.

 

Hard tissue laser:

This type of lasers used for the management of hard tissues(teeth & bone) as well as soft tissues in the oral cavity. Hard tissue lasers used for surgical procedures for

  • •Gum diseases
  • • Tooth cutting
  • • Root canal treatment
  • • Remove plaque
  • • Remove dental decay (cavity preparation)
  • • Gum de-pigmentation
  • • Tongue tie correction of infants with topical application of local anaesthetic gel.
  • • Photochemical effects
  • • Laser fluorescence
  • • Cavity preparation, caries, and restorative removal
  • • Etching
  • • Treatment of dentinal hypersensitivity
  • • Diagnostic application

 

Soft tissue laser:

This type of lasers used for soft tissue management in the oral cavity( Gums, buccal mucosa, soft palate). Soft tissue lasers are used for

  • • Low level laser therapy which stimulate bio-molecules
  • • Enhance regeneration and healing
  • • Reduce pain and swelling
  • • Laser teeth whitening
  • • Frenectomies
  • • Exposure of unerupted and partially erupted teeth
  • • Photoactivated dye disinfection using lasers
  • • Post herpetic neuralgia and apthous ulcer
  • • Removal of inflamed, hypertrophic tissue, and miscellaneous tissue removel
  • • Aesthetic gingival re-contouring and crown lengthening
  • • Wound healing

 

FEW REASONS TO OPT LASE R DENTISTRY:

  • • Requires minimal or no anesthesia
  • • Relatively bloodless field
  • • Sterilization of the treatment area
  • • Lesser postoperative infection/discomfort
  • • Reduces swelling and pain
  • • Return to daily routine faster after treatment
  • • Faster healing absence of suture
  • • Considerably lesser pain
  • • Improved bonding process
  • • Reduces the stress of needles
  • • Quick removal of tooth decay
  • • Less risk of cross-contamination
  • • Laser dentistry offers extreme precision allowing the placement of tiny invisible fillings
  • • Fewer dental visits
  • • Completely noiseless – No whining sound of the dental drill
  • • No vibration like in regular dental drilling
  • • Decreased post operative sensitivity
  • • Less chance of drug interactions
  • • Very convenient especially for kids
  • We Moses dental care equipped with one hard tissue laser (Biolase Waterlase) and two soft tissue diode lasers (Biolase Epic and zolar )