What is laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry is the use of lasers to treat a number of different dental conditions. It became available in clinical dental practice for procedures involving tooth tissue since 1989.
The term LASER is an acronym for ‘Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation’ first postulated by Albert Einstein in 1917
How does Laser Dentistry work?
The Dental Laser machine creates light energy in a very narrow and focused beam. This laser light can remove hard tissue like dental decays, and ablate soft tissues.
Dental lasers are used for:
- Treatment of tongue tied and lip tied
- Remove tooth decay: often without local anaesthesia . Lasers can kill bacteria in a cavity, which can aid in the long-term health of a tooth.
- Treat Gum disease – Remove diseased or inflamed gum tissue with minimal effect on the healthy tissue.
- Reduce the tooth’s sensitivity to hot and cold food and drinks.
- Reshaping the gums to create a more pleasing smile
- Treat mouth ulcers – lasers will reduce pain.
- Crown lengthening. This procedure reshapes both gum tissue and bone for healthier tooth structure, which helps with placing restorations on the teeth.
- Removing soft tissue folds. Lasers can remove soft tissue folds from ill-fitting dentures without pain or sutures.
Benefits of using laser dentistry
- Less pain
- Minimal bleeding, as the laser promotes blood clotting.
- Less bacterial infections because the laser sterilizes the area.
- Minimise damage to the surrounding tissues allows wounds can heal faster
- Anaesthesia may not be necessary
Best Western Dental Centre equipped with the latest Laser technology. If you are is Sydney or around Penrith call us on 47314655 or click here to read more about our laser treatment. If you are in the Mid north coast of NSW contact our Kempsey practice.