LASER, THE NEW DENTISTRY
The laser is a new technology that allows dentists to offer a wide range of dental care treatments, including in the field of dental aesthetics. The device emits light radiation whose waves are adjusted in frequency and phase, according to the nature and extent of the tissue to be treated.
Controlled energy input from the laser allows such precision that many treatments no longer require local anesthesia.
For the dentist, a laser is a tool of a very high precision allowing an efficiency and quality of optimal treatment, with the guarantee of a controlled asepsis
Because of the investment his purchase represents, only 5% of dentists regularly use the laser. Yet it represents one of the major technologies of modern dentistry.
1. Care of caries:
It can vaporize a decayed tissue while preserving the maximum of healthy tissue. It can also decontaminate a dental cavity while maintaining the pulp vitality of the tooth.
2. Desensitization of snares:
The laser can close or reduce the diameter of the dental tubules.
3. Improving the quality of root treatments:the laser energy, thanks to the diameter of the new fibers, allows a decontamination of all the micro-canaliculates of the dental canals (under oxygenated water with 10 volumes).
4. Periapical cysts and granulomas (around the root):
Owing to the diameter of the new fibers, the laser energy facilitates decontamination of all the micro-canalicules of the dental canals (using 10 volumes of oxygenated water).
5. Removal of teeth (periodontitis):
Painful gums, bleeding with brushing, moving teeth ... Thanks to the laser, it is now possible to improve the prognosis of these diseases and to preserve one's teeth. The dentist uses penetrating radiation under oxygenated water at 10 volumes after initial preparation. Earlier the treatment is done, the more the result remains stable.
6. Treatment of canker sores:
the radiation of the penetrating laser has a power of decontamination and bio stimulation which accelerates the healing.
7. Dental laser implantology:
the laser is used to treat infections around implants (peri-implantitis). Following extraction, tissues are prepared (10-volume oxygenated decontamination) before penetrating laser radiation is applied to decontaminate the bone. This complementary treatment improves the results of bone regeneration.
8. Surgery of the gums and lips:
the laser makes it possible to modify the outline of the gums in order to improve the appearance of the teeth and to make the smile more attractive. By sculpting or cutting the soft tissues, the laser makes it possible to expose more the natural tooth (elongation of the crown) in the case of a gummy smile, either to reduce the amount of gums of smiles too long (gummy smile).
The benefits of lasers
- Suppression of vibrations and unpleasant noises; provides better comfort to patients.
- No bleeding; significantly reduces inflammatory reactions.
- The extreme precision of the laser beam provides greater safety by protecting surrounding healthy tissue.
- At the end of the session, the patient's face is often less numb because, in many cases, anesthesia is no longer essential.
- The healing is faster. Laser treatments improve the success of endodontic treatments thanks to their bactericidal effects.