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Dr. Reeni J. Benny

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Laser Dentistry

Enhancing Dental Treatment Using Lasers

The use of Lasers in Dentistry can be very effective and precise to carry out many dental procedures. The main advantage lies in the control of the duration of exposure and power output, which allows the treatment to be a highly specific area without damaging the surrounding tissues. Laser treatment also minimizes pain and recovery time. These advantages of laser dentistry have resulted in an increased use of this technology by general dentists. We have also incorporated the state-of-the-art laser dentistry techniques into our practice and treatments.

If you consider yourself an anxious patient laser dentistry will give you a greater degree of comfort. 

Benefits of Laser Dentistry

There are many benefits of Laser Dentistry some of them are as follows:

  • Certain laser dentistry procedures do not require local anesthesia.
  • Less invasive and precision reduces overall time for the procedure.
  • Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require stitches.
  • Laser dentistry minimizes bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
  • Bacterial infections are reduced as the high-energy beam sterilizes the area being worked on and thereby significant pocket reduction
  • Damage to surrounding tissue is minimized.
  • Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.

Soft Tissue (Gum) Laser Dentistry Procedures

  • Gummy Smile: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue to expose healthy tooth structure and improve the appearance of a gummy smile
  • Soft Tissue Folds: Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of soft tissue folds often caused by ill-fitting dentures.
  • Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can reshape gum tissue (soft tissue laser) and bone (hard tissue laser) to expose healthier tooth structure. Referred to as crown lengthening, such reshaping provides a stronger foundation for the placement of restorations.
  • Muscle Attachment (Frenula): A laser frenectomy is an ideal treatment option for children who are tongue tied (restricted or tight frenulum) and babies unable to breast feed adequately due to limited tongue movement. A laser frenectomy may also help to eliminate speech impediments.

What Are Laser Periodontal Procedures? 

One of the most popular laser procedures for treatment of gum disease involves using specific lasers as an following initial scaling (cleaning) of the teeth and roots The laser light is delivered to the area below the gum line using a flexible fiber optic, designed to focus energy and selectively eliminate diseased tissue while leaving healthy tissue intact. The laser also provides elimination of bacterial tissue toxins and in some cases has proven to delay the re-population of certain bacteria.

This bacterial reduction often results in significant pocket reduction and a decrease of bleeding on probing, hence assisting in the treatment of periodontal disease. The benefits of this procedure attributed to the use of the laser are many: The small size and flexibility of the fiber optic delivery system provides for easy access to the to the tissues below the gum line. The laser-assisted procedure is considerably faster than traditional methods and also results in less bleeding, less post-op discomfort and less trauma than traditional hygiene appointments using metal instrumentation.

Other Laser Dentistry Applications

There are many other applications for Laser Dentistry such as viewing tooth and gum tissue, painless and suture-free removal of benign tumors, nerve regeneration, teeth whitening etc. 

Laser Dentistry is an innovative and more precise technology for specific hard and soft tissue applications. Our highly trained team uses the most up-to-date technology to provide your patients the best care possible and we are constantly evaluating new developments to remain at the forefront in our field. 

We strive to make each patient feel comfortable in a relaxed environment.

Ask about how Laser Dentistry can enhance your

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