Laser dentistry is innovative type of dental care, If you’ve never heard of this now is the time to learn. Laser dentistry is a minimally trespassing option when you’re facing cavity treatment, gum surgery, or other oral issues. Discuss your laser surgery options with one of shnati dentals’ dentists today.
The term LASER stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. The light can be focused to do very precise, fine work. Lasers are broadly classified as hard tissue (YAG laser) and soft tissue laser (Diode laser). Laser dentistry can be a accurate and effective way to perform many dental treatments. The prospective for it to improve dental procedures rests in the dentist’s ability to control power output and the duration of exposure on the tissue (whether gum or tooth structure), allowing for treatment of a highly specific area of focus without damaging nearby tissues.
If you are an anxious dental patient and are seeking extreme safety and ease, you should get laser treatment for many dental treatments. It is estimated that 6 percent of general dentists own a laser for soft-tissue applications, with that number expected to increase over time.
What Laser Dentistry Can Treat
Most issues laser dentistry treats are related to the gums. Some of these include:
- Gum reshaping.
- Exposing wisdom teeth.
- Removing throat tissue that causes sleep apnea.
- Treating root canal infections.
- Treating gum disease.
- Removing gum inflammation.
- Canker sore and cold sore pain treatments.
- Regenerating damaged nerves.
- Removing benign oral tumours.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry
At shanti dentals we choose laser dentistry for most of the cases because of distinct benefits that make the procedures go more smoothly, and also reduce discomfort and healing time for patients.
- Patients are less likely to require sutures
- Less damage to gums shortens the healing time
- The laser will sterilize the gums, making infection less likely
- Anesthesia may not be necessary
- Patients lose less blood than traditional surgery
What Happens During Laser Gum Surgery or Other Dentistry?
If you come shanti dentals for your laser dentistry treatment, you might be surprised to find that the process is very similar to other dentistry appointments, like tooth fillings, gum surgery etc. You get anesthesia, though it might not be as much as you’re used to receiving. Some patients who experience anxiety might receive a sedative, too.
During the procedure, you won’t feel any vibrations or discomfort from the laser like you do from the drill. Any bleeding that occurs gets wiped away, just like before. Your mouth will be propped open as the dentist works with the laser to treat your issues.
If you’ve ever had gum surgery done without a laser, you can expect that your post-operative experience after laser dentistry will likely be smoother. Because a laser causes far less bleeding than a scalpel, don’t expect the site of your surgery to bleed very much when you get home. You won’t have an open, bleeding wound the way you would with a scalpel procedure.
While you should still follow cleaning and care instructions to the letter, you’re less likely to get an infection. You also won’t typically experience the pain and discomfort associated with scalpel surgery because your post-op irritation is likely to be minor.