Laser assisted dentistry
Until recently, laser treatment was only used for soft tissue and tooth whitening procedures in dentistry. Developing technology and research into the combination of atomized water spray has created a new dental laser that operates with hydrokinetic energy, allowing our dentists toperform procedures onboth hard tissue (tooth enamel - the hardest structure in the human body), and soft tissue (the palate).
Laser therapy has been approved by the US FDA, and is now an integral part of modern dentistry. Using lasers often reduces the treatment time and allows more successful results, and is kinder for the patient (of any age), and especially for those with a fear of the dentist!
This therapy is recommended asthe laser reduces the treatment and healing time, requires smaller quantities of anaesthetic, and vastly reduces the risk of infection. It is therefor more beneficial than other treatments. However, tooth whitening is not recommended during pregnancy, even if performed with a laser.
Lasersare used to disinfect the dental root,and in treatment of chronic abscess and persistent infection of the gums, as a result there is no need for prolonged antibiotic therapy after treatment.
Can lasers be used for treatment of canker sores and herpes?
Laser delivers radiation to the canker sore or herpes, as a result, the healing process, which normally takes 7 days, is reduced. This treatment ensures that the problem will not recur on the same site.
Since laser beam reduces the bleeding and causes less damage to tissue, it is used at various phases of surgical procedures. The complications such as swelling, bruising and pain will not develop after laser-assisted surgical procedures.
Does laser cause an allergic reaction?
There are no scientific findings that laser causes any allergic reaction.
Gingival Pigmentation. Can laser treatment remove the purple spots caused by gingival pigmentation?
While gingival hyperpigmentation can be conventionally removed by peeling with a scalpel in 3-4 visits with the use of anaesthetics.One course of painless laser therapy will achieve the same result.