What are lasers used for in dentistry?

They can be used for aiding in dental procedures like- crown lengthening, teeth whitening (bleaching), treating gum diseases, etc. They can precisely remove tissues, heal painful ulcerations like canker sores.

ADVANTAGES :

They are minimally invasive tools (involve taking away less tissue). One of the biggest advantages of laser is procedure is

1) BLOODLESS and nearly PAINLESS.

2) Surgical site heals really fast as compared to conventional healing with REDUCED POST-OP DISCOMFORT.

 

SOFT TISSUE TREATMENTS :

• GUM SURGERY : lasers can treat gum disease by killing harmful bacteria deep in pockets below the gum line, and removing the diseased tissue without harming the healthy tissue.

Used for treatment gum problems like :-

A. BLEEDING GUMS

They can also remove the thin layer of cells that inhibits reattachment of the gum and bone tissues to the tooth, with less bleeding and pain.

Before Bleeding Gums

Bleeding Gums

Bleeding gums with swelling.

After Bleeding Gums

Bleeding Gums

2 days post laser treatment: Bleeding & swelling reduced.

B. SWOLLEN GUMS

Before Swollen Gums

Swollen Gum

Gingival enlargement

During Treatment Swollen Gums

Swollen Gum

Laser removal of excessive tissue.

After Swollen Gums

Swollen Gum

After 1 day : Swelling and bleeding reduced.

C. ULCERS /SORES ON LIPS OR GUMS

Ulcers

Ulcer in mouth

D. WHITE PATCHES IN MOUTH

We at our clinic offer treatment of various diseases like gum problems, bleeding and even pre- cancerous lesions via lasers which results in more comfortable treatment and also patients doesn’t feel much pain during the procedure too.

Before White Patches

White Patches

White lesion in mouth.

After White Patches

White Patches

Recovery after laser treatment

E. CROWN LENGTHENING

Its one of the important treatments done to solve multiple purposes like : in enhancing & making your smile esthetic (GUMMY SMILE CORRECTION) increasing height of tooth (in case when tooth height is less) for positioning of proper bands in orthodontic treatment & crowns.

Before Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening

Insufficient height of tooth.

After Crown Lengthening

Crown Lengthening

Crown lengthening by laser treatment.

F. Operculectomy

In some cases (near last molar) tissue growth causes food lodgment & pain due to irritation & infection. Proper & precise tissue removal using laser provides good healing without any surgical discomfort as laser assisted surgeries are bloodless & painless.

Before Operculectomy

Operculectomy

Tissue present behind last tooth leading to pain & discomfort

After Operculectomy

Operculectomy

Excess tissue removed painlessly by laser.