Laser dentistry may be an effective and accurate method to achieve certain oral health treatments. The potential for laser dentistry to better certain oral health procedures lies in the ability of the dentists to manipulate the output of power and the duration of exposure on the tissues, permitting the treatment to target a highly precise area without traumatizing neighbouring tissues.
The number of dental applications using lasers and number of dental professionals doing these treatments are growing each year as the innovation and expertise continues to increase. A lot of patients are now requesting treatments to be executed with lasers as the precision of these devices will help curtail pain and improve recovery times.
Some Laser Treatment Benefits
Many of the most important advantages linked with laser dentistry are: soft tissue lasers are much more gentle on the tissues, reducing the need for stitches (sutures), certain laser techniques do not entail anaesthetics, laser dentistry minimizes the flow of blood as the high-energy light beam assists in the clotting of blood vessels, hence inhibiting blood loss, the high-energy beam will reduce bacterial infections by sterilizing the area, and wounds mend earlier and tissues can be regenerated because there is less damage to the neighbouring tissues.
Functions using Dental Lasers
The function of lasers in dentistry helps dental clinicians to execute a wider array of dental procedures they would otherwise not be capable of performing.
Soft Tissue (Gum) Laser Procedures Methods using Soft Tissue (Gum) Lasers
"Gummy Smile" - Soft tissue laser may well be used to adjust the gum tissues to help expose more hard tissue structures to enhance a individuals appearance.
Crown Expansion - Soft tissue lasers can be used to model the gum tissues and hard tissue lasers can be used to renovate bone to help expand healthier tooth foundations. Tooth redecorating can offer a stronger foundation for the positioning of restorations.
Muscle Attachment (Frenula) - Laser frenectomies can help remove communication impediments or provide an ideal alternative for youths with fixed or limited frenulums.
Soft Tissue Folds (Epulis) - Lasers may help get rid of soft tissue folds that can originate from poorly-designed dentures.
Laser Applications for Hard Tissues or Teeth
Cavity Detection - Low intensity lasers for soft tissues can be used to find cavities in their early phases by examining the concentration of by-products being created by decay.
Fillings and Tooth Planning - Hard tissue lasers may get rid of the necessity for an anaesthetic or the traditional turbine drill. Lasers are also capable of killing bacterium found in a cavity, possibly leading to superior long lasting tooth restorations. Though, lasers are not proper for replacing amalgam fillings, onlays or crowns.
Tooth Sensitivity - Dental lasers can seal the tubules on the roots of the teeth. These tubules effect the sensitivities to hot and cold stimulus.
Additional Laser Dentistry Applications
Teeth Bleaching - Laser Bleaching can be executed with a low intensity laser that will help hurry up the whitening treatment.
Non-malignant Tumours - Lasers can be used for a stitch-free and painfree extrication of non-malignant tumours from the cheeks, gums, lips, and palate.
Cold Sores - Low intensity lasers lower pain associated with cold sores and minimize healing time.
Nerve Regeneration - Photobiomodulation uses exposure to precise wavelengths to help revitalize scars, blood vessels, and nerves.
Examining Teeth and Gum Tissues - Hard and soft tissues may be viewed safely with OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography)
Sleep Disorders (sleep apnea) - When there is an overgrowth of tissues in the throat which can occur as a result of aging, a (LAUP) laser uvula palatoplasty may be carried out to refashion the tissues of the throat to calm correlated tissues associated with sleep apnea.
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