List of Treatments
- Gum surgery
- Gum depigmentation
- Cyst removal
- Ulcer healing
- Pain therapy
- Laser teeth whitening
- Crown lengthening
One of modern dentistry’s biggest revolution has been the use of lasers in day to day practice by general and specialist dentists. Incorporating lasers into daily practice has allowed the dental surgeons to offer surgical dentistry to patients which is minimally invasive, predictable and highly esthetic. Treating with lasers means no scalpel, less bleeding, minimal anaesthesia, less post-operative discomfort and faster healing. The laser treatment is a comfortable alternative to conventional surgical options and patients can now opt for this without any fear any apprehensions. Many procedures are now done by lasers with greater precision with minimal pain and time.
Laser Gum Surgery: Gum diseases are often characterized by inflammation, infection and swelling of gums which, if left untreated, can lead to bone and tooth loss. Treatment is usually directed at removal of tartar and hardened crust from below the gum line as well as diseased tissue from the pockets. This can now be achieved by using lasers comfortably without any pain. The laser has a tiny laser fibre as thick as three strands of hair put together. It works by producing an invisible beam of energy at a wavelength that can tell the difference between health and infected gum tissue and removes the infected one with least discomfort. This method can essentially remove up to 99% of bacteria causing gum disease. Using lasers to treat gum infections means no cutting, less bleeding, swelling and discomfort to the patient.
Laser Assisted Root Canal Treatment: The advent of lasers promises to change the way we look at conventional root canal therapy. Typically root canal treatments involve multiple sittings and causes pain and discomfort to the patients. But now with lasers this could be a thing of past. Modern lasers use a parallel beam of intense light to vaporize infected tissue, preserving the living portion of the nerve and saving the patient from much of the pain associated with the traditional procedure. Lasers clean the canals more thoroughly, penetrates deep into the smaller tubules and removes the bacteria without damaging the tissue. Lasers not only clean the canals but also sterilize them increasing the success rate of the procedure. Lasers also reduce post- operative complications like inflammation and swelling and most of the times patients will not need medications which are prescribed after the procedure.
Tongue Tie: Tongue tie is a condition where the tongue or the lips are held too tightly by the ligament which attaches the tongue and lips to the gums. This condition could cause inability to suckle in infants and later gum recession and speech problems in teenagers and adults. Treatment for this is to release the ligament or the frenum which is holding the tongue and lips tight. Traditional way of treating involves anaesthesia, cutting and bleeding and a long healing time. By using lasers to perform this surgery, patients can do away with all this. Lasers will remove the tissue precisely and painlessly, less bleeding, no stitches and no post procedure discomfort.
Crown Lengthening: This is a procedure used to correct what is known as “gummy smile”. In this condition teeth appear smaller than normal because the gum line appears to creep down on the teeth making them look shorter. On smiling or laughing, lot of gum is also exposed which looks ungainly.In crown lengthening excess tissue is removed allowing more of natural tooth surface to appear. Conventionally this would again involve using scalpels and sutures with bleeding and pain. This can now be easily done with the help of lasers without any discomfort and ensures the patient of a happy and confident smile.
Gum Depigmentation: Many people suffer from dark and discoloured gums which can make them conscious while talking and smiling hampering their professional and personal lives. Most of the times dark gums are due to accumulation of melanin pigment which could be genetic. At times it could also be due to bad oral hygiene and smoking. Either ways, gum pigmentation is easily treatable with the help of lasers which can remove discolouration from the gums and change the melanin pigment on the gums. It can be done in as little as one office visit with little anaesthesia and heals quickly with virtually no pain.
Abscess Drainage: Sometimes when the tooth gets severely infected, it may form an abscess on the gums at the roots which is quite painful. The treatment modality is usually drainage and oral antibiotics. This can be easily accomplished with the help of lasers which will require no incision and only surface anaesthesia. Another advantage of using lasers is its sterilization and anti-bacterial action. The treatment is conservative with little or no post-operative discomfort.
Teeth Whitening/Bleaching: Teeth can be stained due to various foods and drinks like tea, coffee, colas and wine which make the appearance of teeth quite dull. Some people naturally have yellow teeth which too can clash with their skin tone. Today its possible to change a set of dull stained teeth into a sparkling set of white teeth in just an hour. 60 minutes is all it takes for you to achieve a smile that you have always dreamt of. With lasers a brilliant and healthy smile is within your reach. A peroxide based gel is applied onto your teeth after covering your eyes and gums with a protective shield. Then a powerful beam of laser light is exposed onto the gel and what you get after the treatment is a set of teeth which is 5 to 8 shades lighter and brighter. Bleaching with lasers can give you white teeth with more stability and sustainability that conventional teeth whitening systems and home kits.