Increasingly used in dental clinics, laser uses radiation of light (visible or invisible) and channels on the treatment area. When speaking of laser technology, practitioners may be lost because the mouth is not a uniform environment. Let us explain.
The essential characteristic of a laser dental equipment (and this is not the only one) is to produce a monochromatic light, that is to say, defined by a single wavelength. Or each tissue has its own optical characteristics and a light can be absorbed by the latter or, on the contrary, the cross. If light passes through the tissue (transmission), it will cause effects in-depth analysis of which may be suspected if not predictable.
It is useful to recall that many of the problems of the mouth (caries of teeth, gingival bleeding, loose teeth) come from the growth of microbes.
Genetics and bad tooth positions do not explain everything.
If natural immune defenses of the body are overwhelmed by this proliferation, problems occur rapidly and are sometimes very difficult to stop, especially if the inheritance comes into play!
This is particularly the case of the loss of bone support (commonly called loosening).
When the pathological process is initiated, sometimes as young as 40, tooth loss is looming ...
Until the advent of the dental laser, treatment was limited.
Today, after decontamination mouth by various antiseptic and LASER treatment is known to stop periodontal disease and even consider a partial bone regeneration, some truly spectacular and visible radio logically.
Still, some dentists are using lasers to treat:
Tooth decay. Lasers are used to remove decay within a tooth and prepare the surrounding enamel for receipt of the filling. Lasers are also used to "cure" or harden a filling.
Gum disease. Lasers are used to reshape gums and remove bacteria during root canal procedures.
Biopsy or lesion removal. Lasers can be used to remove a small piece of tissue (called a biopsy) so that it can be examined for cancer. Lasers are also used to remove lesions in the mouth and relieve the pain of canker sores.
Teeth whitening. Lasers are used to speed up in-office teeth whitening procedures. A peroxide bleaching solution, applied to the tooth surface, is ''activated" by laser energy, which speeds up of the whitening process.
How Do Lasers Work in Dentistry?
All lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical and dental procedures, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue that it comes in contact with. When used for "curing" a filling, the laser helps to strengthen the bond between the filling and the tooth. When used in teeth-whitening procedures, the laser acts as a heat source and enhances the effect of tooth-bleaching agents.
Now that you understand the operation of the laser, here are some benefits that will convince you that this innovative technology is a solution of choice:
Without anesthesia: Most of us apprehend unpleasant sensations provided local anesthesia. Indeed, in many cases, the laser can replace the "strawberry", this parallel avoiding the inconvenience inherent in the use of this tool (piercing noise, tickling, etc.). Also observed a significant reduction of inflammation and edema in the tissues. In short, patients are happy to return home without numbness and pain.
Increased performance: The laser is a high precision, which reduces the possibility of damaging the surrounding tissue. Furthermore, the laser provides a cellular regeneration and healing much faster than conventional methods. Consequently, post-operative complications are almost nonexistent.
Save time: Obviously, no need to wait until the anesthesia works to begin the treatment. In addition, it is possible to perform several different procedures during the same appointment. Some treatment programs require fewer sessions than traditional techniques. Consequently, the number of meetings with the patient is minimized.
Laser treatment due to its antiseptic action can also reduce the use of antibiotics.
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