Modern dentistry is being revolutionized by the introduction of lasers in treatment. It has enabled the dentist to render efficient, quick and comfortable dental treatment compared to traditional methods. In our practice, we utilize an advanced dual wavelength Fotona laser ensure our patients get the best technology available in laser dentistry. Lasers can be used in several types of dental treatment.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE FILLINGS
The Fotona Er:Yag laser can be used to remove tooth decay without the need for anaesthesia in most cases. Unlike the drill, the laser will precisely remove only decayed tooth structure and leave unaffected areas intact. Moreover, it sterilises the area at the same time hence removing all bacteria. Without the high-pitched whirring sound of the drill, the laser is fast becoming the popular method for doing fillings in our practice.
Dental drills often scare children. In the unfortunate event where a child requires fillings, lasers are far more preferable and accepted by children. In fact, some kids are even excited as they view it as some form of high-tech toy.
ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
Lasers are currently being used to effectively clean infected root canals on top of traditional methods, With the patented PHOTON-INDUCED PHOTOACOUSTIC STREAMING (PIPS) technology in Fotona lasers, root canal treatment has become significantly simpler and ensures efficiently removal of all bacteria in infected teeth.
GUM DISEASE TREATMENT
With the patented Wavelength-Optimized Periodontal Treatment (WPT), our lasers can resolve gum diseases of all severity levels. The laser selectively removes tartar and bacteria which cause gum disease while preserving natural soft and hard tissue from undue damage. This is a significant advantage over traditional approach where tooth and soft tissue collateral damage often occurs during treatment resulting in longer healing time as well as discomfort.
Laser usage for gum surgery has been a groundbreaking achievement. Traditionally, the surgical blade and the drill have been used for gum and associated bone surgeries. This results in significant bleeding, pain, swelling, stitches as well as a long healing period. With the dual wavelength laser, minimal bleeding can be expected as the laser seals the blood vessels during usage. Large surgical cuts are not necessary as the laser beam can directed accurately to where it is required to achieve the surgical objective. Stitches are not necessary, and healing time is minimal. In fact, in most laser surgical cases, further treatment can be rendered almost immediately.
TREATMENT OF ULCERS AND COLD SORES
Lasers have an ability to improve healing by stimulating repair processes at the cellular level. As such, we utilize it to heal ulcers and cold sores for our patients. Often, the pain relief is immediate and the healing time significantly reduced as opposed to natural healing time of 1-2 weeks.