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.
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
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.
Dental Lasers – why?
How will a dental laser be beneficial to you?
Dental lasers have been around for more than twenty years. Lasers have revolutionised multiple industries and dentistry and oral care is no exception.
There are some great benefits to dental laser treatments:
- Dental lasers allow a more relaxed dental treatment
- Dental lasers often mean that no anaesthetic is needed – no nasty needle or injection!
- Dental lasers mean that there is very often a shorter healing time
- Dental lasers mean less bleeding compared with more traditional dental therapies
- Dental lasers remove bacteria
At EGO Dental, 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. Please call us on 020 7222 5902 or fill in a form to book a consultation.
How is Laser used in Dentistry?
Lasers are being used in dental treatments since the 1990s. They are safe and very effective to use in a wide array of dental treatments.
Lasers have revolutionized multiple industries, and oral care is no exception.
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.
How is Laser beneficial?
There are a lot of benefits of Laser treatments:
- Laser allows a more relaxed dental treatment whereby no anesthesia needs to be administered and lesser time being consumed during the process
- Laser treatments are cutting edge and precise
- Laser treatment has lesser healing time and 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
Is Laser safe?
At our dental clinic and practice we have professional Dental laser experts who are experienced in their fields and conduct laser treatments in accordance with accepted clinical practices and standards. However, after surgery, you need to put on special eye glasses to avoid any direct or prolonged exposure to the sun rays.
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.