Laser dentistry is a precise, time controlled, and effective way to perform many dental procedures. If you consider yourself somewhat of an anxious dental patient and are seeking extreme safety and comfort, you might consider looking for dentists who have incorporated laser techniques into their practices and treatments.
Lasers in dentistry are usually of two types:
- Hard tissue laser
- Soft tissue laser
Laser uses in cosmetic dentistry
Soft-tissue cosmetic laser dentistry mainly includes the treatment of gingiva.
- Crown lengthening procedures: To increase the length of the tooth for crowns, veneers, or bonded restorations.
- To provide esthetic contours to the gingiva.
- Cosmetic Gingivoplasty.
- Treating gummy smile: A smile that reveals excessive gum tissue.
- Teeth whitening: Teeth whitening has become one of the first requests that dental patients have when visiting their dentist. Low-intensity soft tissue dental lasers may be used to speed up the bleaching process associated with teeth whitening. The bleach is applied to teeth, and the heat generated by a laser boosts its effectiveness and make the process quicker. This procedure uses a strong bleaching hydrogen peroxide gel that the laser activates and enhances the procedure for quick, dramatic results.
- Frenectomy/high frenum attachment, tongue tie are certain cases seen in some babies and lasers work best with good precision.
- Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
- Certain procedures do not require anaesthesia; patients feel less anxious.
- Minimises bleeding as the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, which prevents any blood loss from occurring.
- Sterile surgical site: Bacterial infections are minimised because the high-energy beam sterilises the area being worked on.
- More efficient and increased comfort to both doctor and patients.
- Damage to surrounding tissue is minimised.
- Any wounds incurred will heal faster and tissues can be restored.
- Predictable results.
As the applications for dental lasers expand, to not just cosmetic procedures but extirpating dental caries, tooth extractions, treating temporomandibular joint pain, cold sores, endodontic surgeries, and more. Dentists in Melbourne use laser technology to provide patients with precision treatment that may minimise pain and recovery time.
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