• Lasers - General Info.
# Laser Dentistry.
Lasers have been used in medicine for the last thirty years but their use in dentistry is relatively new going back to the first dental laser in the early 90's. This was very limited in what it could do but late in 1999 the OPUS 20 was introduced. In October 2010, we were one of the first few practices in the India to acquire this revolutionary laser system.
The OPUS 20 combines two lasers in one unit; one laser wavelength for hard tissue (used to treat teeth) and the other for soft tissue (gums and oral mucosa) use. This is the first laser in INDIA that can truly replace the drill in most areas of treatment and can also reduce the need for the use of local anaesthetic. Although this represents a great leap forward in dental care, the drill will still be with us for sometime as a means, for example, of removing old silver fillings or in the preparation of crowns and veneers.
The Erbium laser (hard tissue) can cut the tooth without anything touching the tooth except the laser beam. It sterilizes the cavity while it's being prepared and seals the inside of the tooth which results in reduced sensitivity and fewer complications. The process of cutting the tooth can be pain free and almost silent compared with conventional drills.
The Carbon Dioxide (soft tissue) laser can be used in any minor oral surgery work. An area can be cut without any bleeding as the laser closes all the blood vessels. Normally, this is done with reduced need for anaesthetia, no pain, no inflammation and swelling with less discomfort afterwards, as stitches are not normally needed. This leads to a speedy healing and recovery with much better patient acceptance of the procedures.
There are also added benefits such as less scar tissue after laser treatment and less likelihood of post-operative infection. The dental lasers' ability to reduce bacteria makes it an excellent instrument for the treatment of dental diseases caused by bacterial contamination and for reducing the chance of infection.
The nature and intensity of laser light can also be used to treat developing dental disease earlier than ever before. The soft tissue laser has many other uses in the various treatments of gum disease and in root canal therapy. Great strides have been made in these areas in revolutionary different methods of treatment. The development of dental lasers has led to the introduction of totally new techniques for effective treatment of sensitive teeth and the relief for ulcers, to name but a few.
# Laser bleaching for whiter brighter teeth.
This is an in-surgery one visit bleaching treatment, which reduces the need for week long night-time home bleaching. The Diode laser system is used here in combination with a special bleaching gel over individual teeth, which means the bleaching procedure can be accurately controlled as to the degree of the whiteness and brightness required.
The diode laser is also used for crown lengthening surgery to reshape the gum tissue around a tooth to expose more of the tooth to produce a cosmetically pleasing smile or is used to reshape gum tissue to get rid of a gummy smile by exposing more healthy tooth structure.
Other uses of the diode laser are for all Periodontal and Surgical Procedures as well as in the Sterilisation of Root Canals for successful Root Canal Therapy.
# Other benefits associated with Laser Dentistry.
  • Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
  • Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require anaesthesia.
  • Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
  • Bacterial infections are minimized because the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on.
  • No damage to surrounding tissue.
  • Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.
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