The dental laser is a really effective method to treat gingival (gum), and the more advanced periodontal disease. These diseases are an infection of the supporting tissues and bone that hold the tooth in place. There can be many causes for this: poor oral health, genetic bad luck, chronic illnesses such as diabetes, smoking, and certain medicines.
A traditional treatment for periodontal disease is called scaling and root planing. This is a method that cleans the surfaces of teeth and their roots which may be exposed due to gum recession.
Treatment with a dental laser is a much more tissue-preserving and regenerative process. At EGO Dental, one of our dental team will use the laser to access any infected gum ‘pockets’ to kill the infected tissue and bacteria. Once the infected tissue is removed and the root is exposed, the calculus can be removed with an ultrasonic root cleaner.
Laser Treatment of gum diseases
Lasers is an effective method to treat periodontal disease. Current controlled studies have shown that similar results have been found with the laser compared to specific other treatment options, including scaling and root planning alone. Scaling and root planning is a traditional non-surgical therapy used to treat periodontal diseases.
5 reasons to choose a dental laser for gum disease treatment:
- Limits bleeding
- Reduced healing time
- A minimally invasive approach
- Preserves healthy tooth structure
- Minimises risk of bacterial infection
Phases of treatment
When treating periodontal disease, there will be three phases of treatment that your dentist will take you through. These include:
Phase I: The etiological phase
Phase II: The surgical phase
Phase III: The maintenance phase
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Dental Laser – Q & A
A dental laser is an instrument that produces a very narrow, intense beam of light energy. When laser light comes in contact with tissue, it causes a reaction. The beam of light produced by the laser has the ability to remove, vaporise, or shape soft tissues (gums, cheeks and tongue) or hard tissues (removal of decay).
Laser dentistry is wonderful because in many cases it will actually decrease any pain of a procedure and also reduce the need for you to require anaesthesia – no needles or injections. While no treatment is always painless, the laser may reduce the need for postoperative pain medication and may reduce swelling and bleeding.
Lasers have been used in dentistry since the 1990s. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has determined that lasers provide safe and effective treatment for a wide range of applications and as long as it is used by experts like at EGO Dental, it is at least as safe as other dental instruments.
Yes. You will be asked to wear special eyeglasses to protect your eyes from the laser light beam.
Use of a laser means that there is less blood during soft tissue procedures than there would be with more traditional treatments.
How is laser beneficial in dentistry?
There are a lot of benefits to the laser treatments we offer at our dental clinic and practice:
- Versatile dental tools
- Minimally invasive surgery device
- Allows shorter treatment time
- Allows you to heal faster
- Reduces infection risks
- Laser treatments are cutting edge and precise
- Laser treatment can remove bacteria and symptoms more quickly and effectively then traditional treatments
- It can control bleeding during surgery
- Laser causes less loss of blood as compared to other dental therapies
- Post treatment – most of the time pain less – discomfort
Is laser safe within dentistry?
Our clinic has professional Dental laser experts who are experienced in their fields and conduct laser treatments in accordance with accepted clinical practices and standards.
We use dental laser in our day to day dental treatments.
If you are not comfortable with the process or have any queries, please feel fee to discuss it with our laser experts and they will explain everything in detail until you are satisfied.
What laser we use?
We use UK made medical Diode laser by QLaze.
Medium GaAlAs Laser Diode Class IV
Wavelength 810 +- 10 nm (nanometres) also available in 980nm
Output Power 0.1-5 watts
Operation Continuous wave or pulsed at 10, 20, 50Hz & adjustable up to 20000 Hz
Pulse Width 50ms, 30ms, 10ms & custom
Fibre Optic FC 200-400um single file multi-mode
Aiming Beam 650 nm red Diode laser 2 mW max – adjustable
Sterilization Handpiece (single use)
Input Power AC: 100 to 240v, 1amp 47-63Hz DC: 5.1v 5ampLaser category MD1104 GMDN 60340
British Institute Of Laser Dentistry – BILD
EGO Dental Clinic is an active member of British institute of laser dentistry since 2014.
At EGO Dental practice, our experts are hugely experienced and conduct all laser treatments in accordance with the latest clinical practices and standards. If you would like to find out more, please feel free to discuss it with our laser experts and they will explain everything to you in detail. We now offering a FREE Consultation – Book you appointment today.