Laser Dentistry

How Does Laser Work?

Lasers is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. It is a device that converts the electrical/chemical energy into light energy.

There are two main type of lasers used in dentistry soft tissue and hard tissue laser. These lasers uses different type of wavelength for different tissues. Hard tissue lasers cut through bones and teeth so it is used for cavity preparation. Soft tissue lasers uses wavelength that is absorbed by haemoglobin and water , so these lasers are used mainly for gums procedures. Lasers used are carbon dioxide lasers, Nd-YAG, argon and diode lasers.

Dental lasers are one of the milestones in technological advancements in dentistry. As they provide the most predictable outcome and are most comfortable to the patients.

Here at Dr Kadu’s Orthodontic & Dental Clinic, we provide you with the advanced dental treatment done with lasers

Surgeries: Soft tissue lasers are widely used in surgeries like frenectomy, tongue-tie, periodontitis (infection of gums), Biopsies & to expose the unerupted tooth/teeth etc. These surgeries don’t require local anaesthesia absolutely painless & any stitches after the surgery.

Root Canal Treatments: Use of dental lasers in RCTs helps in clearing the infection inside the tooth (nerve portion) & promotes the healing rapidly.

Teeth Whitening: Stains and yellowish colouration of teeth can be corrected by bleaching the teeth. This procedure is when carried out with lasers gives extremely good results within lesser time.

Crown lengthening procedures (CLPs): This procedure is done for teeth which are small in height so by carrying out this small surgery one can increase the height of tooth and crown can fit on it correctly. CLP carried out with lasers take no longer healing time and serves the cosmetic purpose also (Smile designing)

Periodontics: While high-power lasers have received much attention for their ability to reduce pocket microbes and to remove the pocket epithelial lining, (gum diseases) therapeutic lasers have received less attention. However, a number of studies suggest that LLLT (Low-level laser therapy) can also reduce pocket inflammation and be useful in combination with traditional methods. However, LANAP (Laser-assisted new attachment procedure) is used in clearing infections in gums and reshapes it by providing a connective tissue attachment.

Hard Tissue Lasers: These types of lasers are used for cavity preparations with minimal loss of tooth structure by removal caries; this doesn`t require the drills.

Sterilisation of the Treatment Site: Lasers generate the ample amount of heat when directed to treatment site they remove the decay or infection by this heat and the treatment site gets sterilised & therefore healing enhances and helps in regeneration of new tissues.

Sensitivity Problems: Dental lasers are found useful in treating the sensitivity problems by sealing the open dentinal canals

TMJ & Orthodontic Pain: A laser promotes tissue repair & improve blood circulation relives the acute/chronic dental pain.