At The 24×7 Dental Suite, we are proud to be one of the very few practices in the area that offer laser dentistry. There are many benefits of laser dentistry and it is increasingly becoming a popular choice amongst patients.
Depending on your treatment needs the dental team will discuss both your suitability and the procedure with you in detail before they commence with any treatment planning.
WHAT IS LASER DENTISTRY?
Laser dentistry involves using lasers to treat a variety of dental conditions. It has been commonly used in clinical dental practice for treatments dealing with tooth issue since the late 80s.
Laser dentistry provides a less painful and more comfortable treatment option for a number of dental procedures that have to treat hard or soft tissue. Lasers can replace harsh drills and other non-laser tools.
The laser light produces a reaction when it hits tissue, which in turn allows for the removal or reshaping of tissue.
FREE CONSULTATION AVAILABLE
Our dentists are able to perform a wide variety of treatments that can be specially adapted to meet your individual needs and requirements.
Patients are welcome to come along to the practice for a free consultation to discuss possible options and to receive more information on the treatments available. Make an appointment.
Laser therapy has many benefits for the patient.
It is a fast, low-pain alternative to standard dental treatment, with quicker healing rates and less need for antibiotics.
Laser treatment also reduces the likelihood of further intervention which could prove costly for the patient. The treatment is delivered to the patient without the pressure, vibration and noise that some standard procedures entail.
THE BENEFITS OF LASERS IN DENTISTRY
Lasers have multiple uses in dentistry. Some advantages include:
- Quick and painless
- Little or no local anaesthesia needed
- Minimum or no post-treatment discomfort
- Minimises the need for stitches
- Faster healing of soft tissues
- No vibration sound like a drill
- Modern, safe and very effective
Find out more about the use of lasers in dentistry here.
THE LATEST, STATE-OF-THE-ART DENTAL LASERS
SOME OF THE LASER TREATMENT WE OFFER INCLUDE:
Drill FREE Fillings
Laser therapy can be used for drill-free fillings and is a great alternative for adults and children who are apprehensive about injections.
This method does not involve the use of needles, as there is no need for the anaesthetic to be administered to the patient.
Treatment for Periodontal Disease (Gum Disease)
Tooth loss in adults mainly occurs as a result of gum disease. Laser therapy is hugely beneficial for the treatment of gums.
This is because the energy from the laser kills the bacteria in the mouth, reducing the possibilities of further disease.
The procedure is fast, pain-free, and safe, and will heal the gum pockets much more effectively than conventional treatment.
Gum Whitening (Gum Depigmentation)
Sometimes, people may find that their gums are beginning to look off-pink and discoloured.
Although this does not cause any pain, many people do not like the look of it. The laser depigmentation technique targets the pigments that cause the darkening of the gum area and creates a lighter, more uniform colour of the gum.
In this instance, we would use a local anesthetic, but the procedure itself takes only a few minutes.
Aesthetic Gum Contouring and Reshaping
Lasers are also a great way of correcting gummy smiles.
Many people may find that they have an excess of gum on the show when they smile, or that their gum lines are uneven.
This particular procedure involves using lasers to reshape or lift the gum and is beneficial to the patient because it is carried out quickly and painlessly.
The end result is asymmetrical gum line and a confident smile.
Similar to aesthetic gum contouring, Laser therapy is a great option for patients whose crowns appear worn down.
Lasers are used to shape the gum so that the crowns appear lengthened, creating a bigger and more attractive smile, without having to use a scalpel.
Removal of Painful Ulcers
Many people who suffer from ulcers resort to purchasing over-the-counter products.
However, these treatments only offer a short-term solution, and sometimes the ulcer reappears just days after it has cleared.
Laser treatment, on the other hand, is a faster solution to other treatments, with the procedure only taking a few seconds, and the effects last longer, meaning less chance of the ulcer reappearing after it has been removed.
More generally, laser treatment can be used for biopsy purposes.
If a patient were to find a suspicious lump in the mouth, then laser treatment is a fast, effective way of removing the abnormality.
It can then be sent off to the laboratory for further investigations.
Quick and painless removal of any suspicious lumps in the mouth which are then sent to an oral pathological laboratory for investigation.
Image shows a lump to be removed with a laser.
Removal of a Fraenum
Removal of a fraenum: this is a band of tissue that can cause a gap between teeth, cause recession of the gum at the neck of a tooth, and also contributes to “tongue ties.”
It takes 10 minutes to carry out this simple procedure, again without the need for a scalpel.
Treatment for Wisdom Tooth Problems
Many patients visit the practice complaining of pain from growing wisdom teeth. Laser therapy can allow dentists to perform an operculectomy – a procedure wherein the flaps formed around the growing wisdom teeth are removed.
The treatment also reduces any chance of later infection, thus preventing the likelihood of having to have the teeth removed.
Root Canal Treatment
Lasers can also be used in root canal treatment, and the procedures have been proven to be more beneficial than standard treatments because the lasers kill-off much more bacteria in the root canal system.
IS LASER DENTISTRY SAFE?
In the hands of our trained dentists, laser dentistry is very safe.
The 2mm tip provides pinpoint accuracy and hence reduces any damage to healthy surrounding tissues.
All protective protocols are followed to the highest degree including special protective glasses that are worn during all treatments.
When compared to traditional practices, laser therapy has many benefits, namely offering pain-free, fast, and effective procedures that have long-lasting results.
There is no obligation to continue treatment, but you will have a great opportunity to understand more about your mouth and what our treatments can offer you.
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