Did you know that at VIP Dental we are now using laser dentistry to offer our patients a more pain free and efficient alternative to traditional dental treatment! Read ahead to find out how laser technology is revolutionising modern dentistry.
How are lasers used to treat dental problems?
Dental lasers use focused beams of light that can be used for a variety of dental treatments, including removing or reshaping tissue during restorative treatments, curing bonding agents and activating bleaching agents for teeth whitening.
Laser dentistry is a safe and gentle alternative to using traditional dental tools such as drills and scalpels. They allow oral surgeons and dentists to accomplish more complex tasks, reduce blood loss, decrease postoperative discomfort, reduce the chance of wound infection, and achieve better wound healing, so you can go back to smiling faster!
What are the benefits of laser dentistry?
There are many advantages to using lasers in cosmetic and restorative treatments compared to traditional methods.
Laser dentistry may help avoid anaesthesia or stitches, additional benefits include:
- Shortened treatment duration and recovery time
- Minimised bleeding and swelling during surgery
- Reduced scarring of surrounding tissues
- Reduces the risk of infections
- Guides tissue regeneration
- Reduces discomfort and anxiety during treatment
What conditions can you treat with laser dentistry?
There are a wide variety of dental treatments where a laser can be used. At VIP Dental our Laser dentistry Miranda treatments include but are not limited to:
- Root canals – A laser root canal treatment follows basically the same procedure as a traditional root canal, but makes use of a laser, instead of a drill. The laser can ‘boil away’ the damaged tissue with far greater accuracy and speed and the tooth is left considerably cleaner.
- Muscle pain and tmj pain – Low-level lasers can help reduce pain and inflammation in the temporomandibular joint and surrounding tissues.
- Cosmetic treatments – If you want to alter the appearance of your smile, we may recommend using laser treatment to help reshape your gum line and remove excess gum tissue to show more of your teeth.
- Implants – lasers minimise bleeding and decreases healing time for implant procedures as well as offer a non-invasive and a much quieter and more relaxing procedure
- Ulcers – If you have a persistent ulcer or lesion in your mouth, lasers can be used to help reduce pain or to remove tissue for a biopsy.
Interested in learning more about laser dentistry? Contact us to book a consultation and learn how laser dentistry can help you!