Laser in Dentistry

After the invention of laser in the early ‘60s, experts started looking into ways to use it to the benefit of dentistry.
Several researches and developments have been made in this field since 1960, making it
possible to be safely and effectively used in the 21st century by dentists.

Laser is a state-of-the-art technology that produces concentrated energy in the form of a light beam. This energy can be used in our mouth via an optical fibre to treat soft tissue, including gums, teeth, cavities, mouth ulcers, herpes etc. The technology of dental lasers helps the dentist handle each case with a high degree of accuracy. The dental laser sheds new light on oral health care. The laser is neither radioactive nor accumulated in the body. It is simply enforced and concentrated light.

Laser and gingivitis

Laser kills bacteria that cause gingivitis. The treatment is painless and brief,. Gingivitis can be a distant memory in just 2-3 visits to your dentist.

Laser and periodontitis

The treatment is quick and painless with excellent results, avoiding the usual surgical methods that terrorise the patient. The laser will kill the bacteria and shrink the abnormal tissue within the dental follicle. This will help the creation of new bacteria-free tissue. As a result, teeth will be stabilised, the dental follicles will shrink and the gums will be healthy. In advanced stages of periodontits, the laser can be combined with other conventional methods of treatment giving a higher percentage of success.

Laser and root canal treatment

The laser kills the bacteria present in the root canals that can be created by infections or nerve necrosis. In this way, the possibilities of the creation of an abscess or a cyst are eliminated. In case there is a cyst or an infection on the bottom of the root, then directly via the root and with no surgical intervention, the laser will address the problem.

Is laser dangerous?

If used by a dedicated and trained dentist laser is completely safe. The only protection you will need is a pair of safety glasses for precaution. The laser required to cure the highly sensitive tissues of the mouth is of very low voltage.

For Soft Tissue

The laser technology is used in many areas of our daily lives through services and products.
Today, after years of research, the laser can be also used in dentistry. There is a large number
of different types of laser used for the treatment of soft tissue in oral cavity.

Benefits of the use of laser:

  • Quick recovery and reduced risk of infection
  • Less swelling and sensitivity
  • Less time on the dental chair
  • Less to no bleeding
  • Less postoperative discomfort

Laser treatments include:

  • Periodontitis treatment (gum disease)
  • Gingivitis treatment and ulcers removal
  • Aesthetical restoration of gums and gingival contour
  • Gingival surgery
  • Removal of hyperplastic tissue from the gums
  • Treatment of herpes and thrushes.

For Hard Tissue

The laser can be used on hard tissue in the mouth, i.e. on teeth and bones. Before the treatment starts,
the patient is supplied with safety glasses.

It is directed very carefully and with precision over the damaged or carious tooth and after infected part is removed,
a filling can be placed or the tooth can be restored.

Laser benefits on fillings:

  • Selective cleaning of caries
  • Sterilisation of the cavity
  • Better resin bonding (fillings)
  • Most of the times there is no need for anaesthesia
  • Less time on the dental chair
  • Larger average “life expectancy” for the filling