What is LASER and Laser in Dentistry?

The word LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers are used in various fields of technology, gadget, in the medical field also. They are in use for tattoo removal, eye surgery technologies, and hair replacement treatments.

A dental laser is a type of laser designed specifically for use in oral tissue either hard or soft tissue. It came to use on the gums in the early 1990s after being approved by the Food and Drug Administration and use on hard tissue like teeth or the bone of the mandible gained approval in 1996. Different variants of dental lasers are in use with different wavelengths in dentistry.

During laser dentistry treatment dentist uses a high-powered dental laser that releases light energy to remove damaged tissue. The traditional dental treatment uses manual scalpels blade and burs to remove damaged hard and soft tissue.

Types of LASER used in dentistry

The type of laser(s) used will depend on the kind of treatment they are needed. There are four types of lasers used in dentistry

  1. The Diode laser
  2. CO2 laser
  3. Erbium laser
  4. Nd: YAG laser

Application of LASER in various dental procedure

Laser dentistry can treat many conditions related to the hard tissues or soft tissues in the mouth.

Soft Tissue Treatment

  1. Gum recontouring: Symmetrical gum line makes the smile perfect, with gum reshaping, which is a cosmetic dental procedure that reshapes the gum line by removing overly enlarged gum tissue. Like in the condition of gingivectomy and gummy smile case. So if searching for the Best Dental Clinic in Hyderabad for correction of your gum visit the aRdent dental centre.
  2. Gum disease treatment(Periodontitis): Laser dentistry can prevent the need for gum surgery. More specifically, lasers can painlessly sterilize deep periodontal pockets to eliminate bacteria that cause gum disease. The laser can also remove any gum inflammation associated with gingivitis or periodontal disease.
  3. Gum depigmentation:Unhealthy and sedentary lifestyle and genetic factors along with ageing may result in darkening or over pigmentation of gums. With the Laser, it is now possible to remove the excess pigmented layers.

Hard Tissue Treatment

  1. Root canal treatment: laser-assisted root canal therapy is the new treatment of choice in dentistry. From access to the root canal,  to remove infected tissue, clean, sterilize, and shape the canal, and lastly fill and seal it.
  2. Tooth decay detection and treatment: Fewlasers are capable of detecting tooth decay early. Also capable of removing decay-causing bacteria and removing cavities in teeth without the use of traditional drilling with burs.
  3. Hypersensitivity treatment: Tooth sensitivity is associated with cavities and thin enamel. Lasers can seal tubules on your tooth’s root.

Benefits of Laser in Dentistry

  • Faster healing time for most cases
  • Less damage to the gums, teeth, and other tissue
  • Less blood loss (lasers improve blood clotting).
  • Minimally invasive and less painful
  • Dental anxiety is less

So, if you are looking for any dental treatment with less surgical approaches visit aRdent Dental Care and Implant Centre which is the best dental clinic in Hyderabad

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