Laser produces a very exact beam of concentrated light energy that can treat a wide variety of dental problems. The laser sterilizes and coagulates blood vessels at the same time, thereby reducing the opportunity for infection and excessive bleeding. Lasers in dentistry can be used for several surgical procedures such as a cutting instrument or tissue vaporizer, meaning it melts away tissue it comes in contact with.
Safety glasses will be used to protect your eyes from any harm. In some cases, the use of the laser instead of the drill or knife greatly reduces pain during the procedure. Laser dentistry has its own pros and cons.
INDICATIONS OF Laser Dentistry
Laser Aesthetics & Surgery
•Exposure of unerupted teeth
•Frenectomy and frenotomy
•Gingival troughing for crown impressions
•Gingivectomy & Gingivoplasty
•Gingival incision and excision
•Hemostasis and coagulation
•Reduction of gingival hypertrophy
•Soft Tissue crown lengthening
•Treatment of canker sores, herpetic and aphthous ulcers of the oral mucosa
•Laser soft tissue curettage.
•Laser removal of diseased, infected, inflamed, and necrosed soft tissue within the periodontal pocket
•Removal of highly inflamed edematous tissue affected by bacteria penetration of the pocket lining and junctional epithelium
Dr Mehdi Oonchi