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 cosmetic dentistry. 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 anaesthesia.
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
Owing to the investment this purchase represents, only 5% of dentists regularly use the laser. It represents one of the major technologies of modern dentistry.
Treatment of caries:It can vaporise 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 dentinal tubules.
3. improving the quality of root treatments:4. periapical cysts and granulomas (around the root): Owing to the diameter of the new fibres, the laser energy facilitates decontamination of all the micro-canalicules of the dental canals (using 10 volumes of oxygenated water).
5. loosening of teeth (periodontitis):Gum pain, bleeding brushing, moving teeth, etc. – with the laser, it is now possible to improve the prognosis of these diseases and to keep the teeth. The dentist uses penetrating radiation under 10-volume oxygenated water after initial preparation. The earlier the treatment is performed, the more the result remains stable.
6. Treatments for aphthae:The laser’s radiation has a decontamination and biostimulation power that accelerates Healing.
7. Dental laser implantology:The laser is used to treat infections around implants (peri-implantitis).Following extraction, tissues are prepared (decontamination under 10 volumes oxygenated water) before laser radiation is applied to decontaminate the bone.This complementary treatment improves the results of bone regeneration.
The benefits of lasers
- Suppression of vibrations and unpleasant noises; provides better comfort to patients.
- No bleeding; significantly reduces the 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, anaesthesia is no longer essential.
- Healing is faster. Laser treatments improve the success of endodontic therapy thanks to their bactericidal effects.