Lasers are also frequently used in the field of dentistry. It works without contact with the tooth and gum. For this reason, it is included in applications such as cleaning caries and shaping the gums.
With the new generation dental laser, it is possible to perform the procedure without touching both the tooth and other tissues. Thus, there is no need to numb the tooth as there will be no pain due to heat, friction and vibration. Therefore, this application can be preferred for all ages where there is a fear of dentist.
The treatment is completed with little substance loss due to the selective behavior of laser devices whose power can be adjusted to the caries section. Only the carious area is removed from the tooth. In laser surgical procedures, almost no bleeding occurs during the application. The likelihood of complications, discomfort and swelling that may occur after each surgical procedure decreases and recovery occurs more quickly.
Laser Procedures Used in Dentistry
- Laser technology is applied in the shaping and leveling of the gums.
- Laser is preferred in the treatment of herpes and canker sores. This application eliminates pain quickly and can also speed up the healing process.
- Laser technique is also preferred for gum aesthetics. In this way, the dark colorations in the gums are eliminated. This problem is eliminated by performing laser peeling in two or three sessions. This type of color change is mostly seen in brown individuals. It is preferred in the process of arranging the smile line for aesthetic purposes and especially for people whose gums are seen when smiling. In these people who need the process of leveling the gums, laser is used to make the gums less visible. Thus, it is possible to obtain a good result aesthetically.
- Laser treatment technique is used in aesthetic dentistry procedures.
- Laser application offers practicality, especially in cleaning the caries that occurs on the edge of the gum. The sensitivity that occurs after laser filling is also reduced. At the same time, the possibility of re-starting caries decreases due to the provision of disinfection in the areas where laser is preferred. Another advantage of the laser is that it can strengthen tooth enamel.
- Laser application is used with fluoride to eliminate this problem in cases where tooth sensitivity is problem.
- Lasers are successfully used in bleaching processes.
- Laser procedures also create advantages in terms of disinfection and practical opening of implant tops in implant treatment applications.
What are the Advantages of Using Lasers in Dentistry?
The laser used in dental applications brings many different advantages. Some of them can be listed as follows:
- Does not make disturbing sounds while working.
- No vibration occurs.
- In general, no needles are required because there is no need for anesthesia.
- It prevents bleeding in gum applications.
- It creates a sterile region due to the beam it gives in the application area.
- No pain and tenderness after treatment.
Indications of Laser in Endodontic Treatment
- In cases where endodontic procedures are unsuccessful at least three months
- If the apex is resorbed due to trauma or inflation
- Teeth with lateral canals
- Teeth with periapical lesions
- Teeth with pulp gangrene
- On teeth with purulentpulpitis