LASERS. VIRTUALLY PAIN FREE DENTISTRY
Are you scared of visiting the dentist? Dental treatment with a laser offers a safe and gentle alternative to some traditional dental instruments. Lasers also reduce the need of stitches after surgical procedures, as well as minimizing post-operative discomfort, bleeding and healing time.
Confident has invested in some of the most technologically advanced lasers available and our soft tissue lasers can now be used in a variety of dental treatments, including:
• Treatment of gum disease
• Treatment of mouth ulcers
• Gum de-pigmentation
• Treatment of peri-implantitis (inflammation surrounding dental implants).
Lasers have been used in dentistry since 1994 to treat a number of dental problems. These lasers are different from the cold lasers used in phototherapy for the relief of headaches, pain, and inflammation of the skin
Some situations where we use dental lasers:
Gum disease. Lasers are used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during periodontal procedures.
Biopsy or lesion removal. Lasers can be used to remove a small piece of tissue (called a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer. Lasers are also used to remove lesions in the mouth and relieve the pain of canker sores.
Gum contouring: If you have a “gummy” smile, we can lift the gum margin using laser. This gives you a smile showing more of your natural teeth
How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry?
All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with.
What are the advantages using a laser in dentistry?
- May cause less pain in some instances, so reduces the need for anesthesia
- May reduce anxiety in patients uncomfortable with the use of standard instruments.
- Minimize bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatments
We all want to have healthy teeth. But the thought of needles and drills makes the idea of visiting the dentist less appealing. With the advent of dental lasers patients can now receive a better quality of dental care, with fewer visits and without many of the discomforts of traditional dentistry.
Lasers have been used in other medical fields for many years and have revolutionized many treatments, notably eye surgery and hair removal. This proven technology is now an established aspect of modern dentistry, and is widely used in Europe and the USA, Laser dentistry has been practiced for more than 12 years, and recent advances have enhanced the considerable benefits for patients.
The benefits for patients include:
- Less discomfort during and after treatments
- Fewer visits
- Faster healing after surgery (When laser can be used as an altenative)
- Less need for needles
- Reduced treatment time