November, 2017

Lasers Dentistry - Sakra World Hospital

Lasers- a Boon for Dentistry

What is laser dentistry? An innovative tool in the face of modern dental practice - Laser dentistry is a minimally invasive option when you’re facing gum surgery, cavity treatment, or other oral issues. 

Medical professionals use lasers, which are extremely focused light beams, to alter or remove tissues in small amounts. Laser surgery is not just limited to dentistry, but despite that not many people have heard of laser dentistry before having it done. Dentists use lasers in a variety of procedures involving the inside of the mouth, be it to remove an overgrown tissue, to reshape gums, or to whiten the teeth.

What Laser Dentistry Can Treat

Most issues laser dentistry treats are related to gums. Some of these include:

1. Canker sore and cold sore pain treatments.
2. Treating root canal infections.
3. Treating gum disease.
4. Removing gum inflammation.
5. Gum reshaping.
6. Biopsies.
7. Exposing wisdom teeth.
8. Removing benign oral tumour.

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

Dentists choose laser dentistry because of distinct benefits that make the procedures go more smoothly, and also reduce discomfort and healing time for patients.

1. The chances of patients ending up with sutures are very less
2. The requirement of anesthesia may vary with situations 
3. The usage of laser will keep the infection at bay by sterilizing the gum
4. It will ensure fast recovery by causing minimal damaging to the gum
5. The loss of blood is going to be lesser here than in a traditional surgery

What Happens During Laser Gum Surgery or Other Dentistry?

When you come for your laser dentistry appointment, you might be surprised to discover that the process is very similar to other dentistry appointments, like tooth fillings. You receive anesthesia, though it might not be as much as you’re used to receiving. 

During the procedure, you won’t feel any vibrations or discomfort from the laser like you do from the drill. Any bleeding that occurs gets wiped away, just like before. Your mouth will be popped open as the dentist works with the laser to treat your issues.

Post-Operative Expectations

If you’ve ever had gum surgery done without a laser, you can expect that your post-operative experience after laser dentistry will be comparatively smoother. This is going to ensure you have a relatively convenient experience as laser causes lesser bleeding than a scalpel. You won’t have an open and bleeding wound the way you would with a scalpel procedure.

Your susceptibility to infection here is much lesser, though you must adhere to the cleaning and care instructions to the letter. You also won’t typically experience the pain and discomfort associated with scalpel surgery because your post-op irritation is likely to be minor.

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