Lasers Shine a Light on Dentistry Astoria, Queens NY

A laser is a device that converts one type of energy into another - into the energy of a narrowly directed radiation flux, which has certain properties. The name “laser” is an acronym made up of the initial letters: Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The active factor of any laser device is light, which is electromagnetic radiation in a certain range of frequencies and wavelengths.

The following types of lasers are used in dentistry: diode, neodymium, erbium, carbon dioxide. The Medidental care clinic has PICASSO diode lasers (USA) operating in the invisible spectrum (illumination is made for ease of use) with a wavelength of 810 nm, adjustable power from 0.5 to 7.0 W with constant and pulsed radiation. The diode laser has a direct effect on soft tissue (removal, coagulation, stimulation, sterilization) and hard tissue (bleaching, sterilization).

Medidental care offers various services for the treatment of gums and teeth with a laser, including surgical services using a laser. All laser specialists have completed theoretical and practical training courses. Prices for dental and gum treatment with a laser can be found in their price list.

The use of a laser in therapeutic dentistry

Laser therapy procedures are painless and take from 4 to 6 minutes, and are very effective. However, for a long time, a significant disadvantage of the laser was the high cost of equipment, which made the prices for treatment unreasonably high. A thorough analysis of the dental equipment market and feedback from practicing dentists helped the chief physician of Medidental care to include procedures using a dental laser in the complex treatment of Medidental care patients without prejudice to their wallet.

Fields of application of the dental laser in therapy:

  1. Elimination of foci of inflammation: treatment of gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), stomatitis, herpes.

  2. Sterilization of open and closed cavities: treatment of root canals before filling, treatment of periodontal pockets with periodontitis.

  3. Biostimulation to speed up healing and tissue repair.

  4. Immunomodulation.

  5. Reducing or eliminating the sensitivity of the necks of the teeth with wedge-shaped defects and erosion.

All manipulations in therapy are performed without anesthesia.

The use of a laser in the treatment of periodontitis and periodontal disease in the early stages (mild and moderate periodontitis) makes it possible to almost eliminate manual curettage of the gingival pocket and to achieve the disappearance of periodontal pockets due to their sterilization. Also, laser radiation eliminates inflammation, stimulates tissue regeneration, and speeds up the healing process.

The laser is successfully used in dentistry for the treatment of herpes on the lips, aphthous stomatitis, ulcers, pathological cracks in the corners of the lips.

The laser acts at the cellular level, evaporating moisture in damaged cells, stimulating the immune system of healthy cells, and helps to completely get rid of the disease in several treatment sessions, causing rapid scarring and complete healing. Laser treatment reduces the recurrence of these diseases.

With the help of a laser, leukoplakia, lichen planus are treated, papillomas and fibromas are removed.

Laser in dental surgery

In dental surgery, a laser is used to cut, cut off, vaporize, remove, and coagulate the soft tissues of the oral cavity.

Applications of the laser in surgery:

  1. Removal of various neoplasms (fibromas, papillomas, hemangiomas, epulis, retention cysts).

  2. Gingivoplasty is the smile area to create an aesthetic gum contour.

  3. Excision of the overhanging gum before filling

  4. Removal of overgrown gums before prosthetics.

  5. Removal of the gum hood from partially erupted teeth.

  6. Correction of the frenulum of lips and tongue.

  7. Deepening of the vestibule of the oral cavity.

  8. Stopping bleeding (hemostasis).

In surgery, the laser makes it possible to exclude bleeding, creates sterility of the working field and quick healing, no edema, and the ability not to suture. Surgical operations, when using a laser instead of a scalpel, become bloodless, their time is reduced, infection is excluded from the wound, and healing is faster. With superficial interventions and the use of a pulsed mode, the use of a laser makes the use of anesthesia unnecessary, which is especially important for heart patients, pregnant women, and allergy sufferers. With deep influences, there is much less pain in the postoperative period, there is practically no postoperative edema.

The frenulum is laser corrected bloodlessly and with a small amount of anesthetic, there is no need to suture (short lip frenum or short tongue frenum). The presence of a speech therapist and an orthodontist at Medidental care allows you to receive the necessary consultations in the shortest possible time and conduct a thoughtful, coordinated treatment. Before orthodontic treatment, plastic surgery of the small vestibule of the oral cavity and gum surgery may be required to prevent gum recession. All these operations are much easier and more efficient with a laser instead of a scalpel.

Contraindications to laser use

  1. Diseases of the cardiovascular system in the stage of decompensation

  2. Diseases of the nervous system with sharply increased excitability

  3. Hyperthyroidism

  4. Severe and severe pulmonary emphysema

  5. Functional kidney failure

  6. Severe diabetes mellitus in an uncompensated state and with unstable compensation

  7. Oncological diseases

  8. Heavy bleeding

  9. Photodermatosis and the use of photosensitive agents

High-quality equipment and training of specialists guarantee the safety of procedures for treating teeth and gums with a laser, as well as laser teeth whitening at Medidental care. Laser whitening has a lasting result, it is safe for tooth enamel. The dental laser is an excellent complementary treatment for many dental diseases. However, the use of a laser does not exclude traditional methods of treatment, which are perfectly mastered by the specialists of the Medidental care Center.

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