About Laser Dentistry
Laser dental treatments are carried out using a concentrated beam of light, which can be used to sterilise areas of infection in the mouth, reduce gummy smiles, replace the need for drilling to remove decayed parts of the teeth, and for tooth whitening.
What Can Lasers Do?
There are several areas of dentistry in which lasers can be used. These include:
Sterilisation during root canals – When a tooth has a complex root canal system, lasers can be used to aid the sterilisation process. Parts of the root that are difficult to access with traditional treatment can be sterilised using the laser, improving the chances of a successful treatment.
Tooth whitening – Lasers can be used for tooth whitening to make your smile brighter. A special gel is applied to the teeth and the laser is then shined on it to activate it. The procedure takes an hour and the results last up to three years
Advantages Of Laser Dentistry
- Reduced bleeding compared with traditional dental treatment.
- Some gum work does not require stitches.
- Faster healing time.
- Anxious patients often feel more relaxed without the need for drills, needles etc.
- Reduced risk of infection, because the laser treatment sterilises the affected area.
- Reduced discomfort and reduced need for anaesthesia in some procedures.
- Improves the success rate of treatment including root canals, particularly for complex root systems.
Benefits Of Laser Dentistry
- Reduces healing time and risk of infection for many procedures
- Eliminates the ‘fear factor’ caused by the sound or sensation of drills or needles
- Reduces the time needed for treatment such as whitening
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