Laser: Use, Advantages, Treatment Types

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What is The Laser and What Is Its Use in Dentistry?

The laser is a light that is created through a specific procedure from the device and is then transmitted to the dentist’s grid. The laser is used as a treatment device. The lasers are generally separated into two categories. Soft tissue lasers ( e.g. for the gums ) and hard tissue lasers ( e.g. lasers used for teeth fillings or for surgical procedures at the jaw bones ). The lasers are usually used for conservative treatments or for treatments that require great precision for their completion.

What is The Laser’s Use In Teeth Fillings?

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  1. The laser enables the dentist to collectively and conservatively remove dental decay.
  2. It does not cause fractures to the tooth’s surface.
  3. It accelerates the sterilization of the tooth cavity.
  4. It insures the successful bonding of the filling to the tooth’s surface, making it more resistant.
  5. It is painless and usually the use of an anaesthetic is not required.

What are The Laser’s Advantages When Having a Root Canal Treatment?

The use of laser in endodontic treatment insures the best possible results and enables the dentist to complete the treatment safely in only one visit as: The laser both accelerates the sterilisation of the root canal and the area around the root of the tooth ( tooth canal treatment in only one appointment ) and it also sterilizes the pulp chamber. Furthermore, the laser guarantees the safe and painless treatment of fistulas. Finally the use of the laser makes possible the incision and drainage of abscess and the treatment of cysts ( avoiding in many occasions surgical procedures ).

What are The Laser’s Advantages in Periodontal Treatment?

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The use of laser in periodontal treatment helps in avoiding, in most cases, surgical procedures, stitches and most importantly it makes the procedures painless. After the procedure the patient experiences just a little or even no pain at all. The therapeutic result are also better and more quick due to its strong rejuvenating faculties. Additionally, the laser has the characteristic of sterilising the pockets and the area around the teeth, having at the same time an haemostatic action during and after the procedure. When treating the periodontal disease with use of the laser the treatment is considered conservative.