The laser has been used for various purposes in dentistry for many years now. Some of the prominent uses are treating cavities, gum diseases, reshaping the gums, treating root canal infection, etc. In most cases, laser dentistry eliminates pain and bleeding, making it more convenient and comfortable for the patient.
Cavity Treatment is Easier
The conventional method of treating cavities is using a hand-held scaling appliance. It has a metal tip that vibrates at ultrasonic frequencies, making it easy to dislodge the tartar deposits and extract the decayed tissues. This is an invasive procedure, and patients could experience discomfort, especially if they have sensitive teeth and gums. As an alternative, we use a laser of the perfect intensity to eliminate the microbes and remove decay. Next, a suitable filling material will be prepared and placed in the cavity to restore the tooth.
Laser Gum Therapy
Gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis can cause severe decay of the soft gum tissues, receding of the gum line, bleeding, and discharge of pus. If left untreated, it could even lead to jawbone deterioration and tooth loss. The conventional method of treating gum diseases includes cutting and removing the soft gum tissues through surgery, and closing the wound using sutures. This is a painful and invasive procedure, requiring more extended healing periods. As an alternative, we can use laser therapy to remove decayed gum tissues. A highly intense beam of the laser is used to vaporize the tissues and seal the wound underneath instantly. This procedure eliminates the need for anesthesia or sutures, and the healing period is significantly reduced.
Root canal therapy using laser
When the microbes in the mouth gain access into the central root canal cavity of the teeth, it could result in a root canal infection. Ideally, dentists treat a root canal infection by getting rid of the infected dental pulp by making a small hole on the tooth and using dental files of varying sizes to extract it. Further, this can make the tooth weak, lead to complications, and also requires a crown to restore the weak tooth. With the help of laser therapy, the microbes in the root canal cavity can be eliminated effectively with minimum pain and discomfort.
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