Laser Dentistry Diagnosis

Laser dentistry is now used to treat a variety of diseases of the teeth, gums, and oral mucosa, in surgical dentistry, implantology, and aesthetic dentistry, as well as during hygiene procedures. The advantages of the laser have already been appreciated not only by doctors but also by many patients.

The advantages of using lasers in dentistry:

  1. Sterility. When using a laser, there is no direct contact between the surgical instrument and soft tissues, therefore, infection of the patient's gums is excluded.

  2. Antibacterial. The radiation of the dental laser has antibacterial properties, due to which it suppresses the pathological microflora in the operating area. Thus, the use of a laser avoids many complications and inflammation after surgery or implantation.

  3. Aesthetics. When using a laser to cut soft tissue, there is a much smaller area of ​​necrosis (compared to using a scalpel), therefore, the recovery process will be much faster. Also, thanks to the use of a laser, it is possible to avoid displacement of the gingival edges during surgery, which is very important during implantation, especially at the stage of installing a permanent crown.

  4. Comfort. The dental laser simultaneously with dissection of soft tissues promotes instant blood coagulation, thus, the doctor has a better view and it is easier for him to control the situation, even during surgery on the areas of the gums, which have many blood vessels. Moreover, the comfort for the patient lies in the fact that the laser operates practically silently, i.e. the sound of a boron machine, which frightens many, especially children, is absent, which psychologically greatly facilitates treatment

We recommend that you consult with your doctor the next time you visit about the possibilities of laser treatment for your disease.

Indications for the use of a laser in therapy:

Types of laser therapy:

Types of laser surgical treatment (indications for use in brackets):

Indications for the use of a laser in dental surgery:

Despite the variety of lasers used in dentistry, the most popular for several reasons today is the diode laser... The safety level of diode laser devices is very high, so hygienists can use them in periodontics without the risk of damaging the tooth structure.

Laser radiation with a wavelength of 980 nm has a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect, bacteriostatic and bactericidal action, and stimulates regeneration processes. The traditional fields of application for diode lasers are surgery, periodontics, endodontics, and the most popular are surgical procedures. Diode lasers allow you to perform several procedures that were previously performed by doctors with reluctance - due to heavy bleeding, the need for sutures, and other consequences of surgical interventions. This is because diode lasers emit coherent monochromatic light with wavelengths between 800 and 980 nm.

Another advantage of using the soft tissue laser is that there is a very small area of ​​necrosis after tissue contouring, so the edges of the tissues remain exactly where the doctor placed them. This is a very significant aspect from an aesthetic point of view. The laser can be used to contour the smile, prepare the teeth and take the impression during one visit. When using a scalpel or electrosurgical units, it takes several weeks between tissue contouring and preparation for the incision to heal and the tissue to shrink before a final impression is taken. Predicting the position of the incision edge is one of the main reasons why diode lasers are used in aesthetic dentistry to reconstruct soft tissues.

Indications for the use of a laser in dental surgery:

Despite the variety of lasers used in dentistry, the most popular for a number of reasons today is the diode laser... The safety level of diode laser devices is very high, so hygienists can use them in periodontics without the risk of damaging the tooth structure.

Laser radiation with a wavelength of 980 nm has a pronounced anti-inflammatory effect, bacteriostatic and bactericidal action, and stimulates regeneration processes. The traditional fields of application for diode lasers are surgery, periodontics, endodontics, and the most popular are surgical procedures. Diode lasers allow you to perform several procedures that were previously performed by doctors with reluctance - due to heavy bleeding, the need for sutures, and other consequences of surgical interventions. This is because diode lasers emit coherent monochromatic light with wavelengths between 800 and 980 nm.

Another advantage of using the soft tissue laser is that there is a very small area of ​​necrosis after tissue contouring, so the edges of the tissues remain exactly where the doctor placed them. This is a very significant aspect from an aesthetic point of view. The laser can be used to contour the smile, prepare the teeth and take the impression during one visit. When using a scalpel or electrosurgical units, it takes several weeks between tissue contouring and preparation for the incision to heal and the tissue to shrink before a final impression is taken. Predicting the position of the incision edge is one of the main reasons why diode lasers are used in aesthetic dentistry to reconstruct soft tissues.

It is very popular to use a semiconductor laser for a frenectomy (frenulum surgery), which is usually not diagnosed because many doctors do not like to carry out this treatment according to standard techniques. In a conventional frenectomy, after cutting the frenum, sutures must be applied, which can be inconvenient in this area. In the case of laser frenectomy, there is no bleeding, no stitches are needed, and healing is more comfortable. The absence of the need for suturing makes this procedure one of the fastest and easiest dentists to practice. By the way, according to surveys conducted in Germany, dentists offering diagnostics and treatment with a laser to patients are more visited and successful ...

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