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Laser dentistry: A painless cure for your dental problems


Poor dental health is one of the reasons for deteriorating health. A healthy mouth free of infections, injuries and other problems with healthy teeth and gums is important in maintaining the overall health of the body. Good dental health is a combination of proper daily maintenance along with regular visits to your dental care professional. Based on the history of your teeth, the dentist may recommend several dental care methods.

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We might ignore many of the dental treatments, worrying about the discomfort and pain during the procedure. Ivory dental offers a complete solution for this and offers better oral care through laser treatments. They provide a more comfortable treatment for several dental problems involving hard or soft tissues compared to drills and other non-laser tools.

Laser dentistry:

LASER (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is an instrument that emits light energy in a very narrow and focused beam. This light produces a reaction when it hits the tissue and thus removes or reshapes the tissue. Laser technology has been used in dentistry since the '90s for solving several dental problems. The process uses lasers to remove or alter hard and soft tissues in a variety of dental procedures.

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Laser treatments make dental care and treatments more efficient, cost-effective, and comfortable.

Laser dentistry is used in different procedures, such as,

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Biopsy or lesion removal
  • Teeth whitening
  • Hypersensitivity

Types of Lasers Used in Dentistry

Two types of lasers are used in laser treatment. One is hard tissue laser and the other one is soft tissue laser. The wavelength of each method differs which makes it appropriate for cutting that specific type of tissue as different tissue absorb wavelengths of light in different ways.

Hard Tissue Lasers

A hard tissue laser is primarily used for the teeth. The wavelength of these lasers cuts through both water and bone. These can accurately penetrate into your teeth and streamlines cutting and shaping procedures of teeth.

Hard tissue lasers are used for:

  • Detecting cavities.
  • Dealing with tooth sensitivity.
  • Preparing teeth for dental fillings
  • Soft Tissue Lasers

This method uses a light wavelength that haemoglobin and water can absorb easily. This makes soft tissue lasers ideal for gum work. Some soft tissue lasers are diode lasers. These are ideal for cutting into soft tissue and sealing the exposed blood vessels at the same time. This helps to prevent bleeding and quick healing after laser dentistry.

Soft tissue lasers are used for:

  • Lengthening crowns.
  • Dealing with restricted tongue movement.
  • Reshaping the gums to create a more pleasing smile.
  • Removing folds in oral soft tissues.

In short, laser dentistry is the best solution for many dental problems, whether serious in nature or simply cosmetic. Also, the method makes dental treatments more efficient, cost-effective, and comfortable. They are also a great choice for cosmetic procedures because we can see results right away.

You can expect an easier procedure and a shorter recovery time if you are having laser gum surgery or hard tissue work from Ivory dental.

Authored By : Dr.Shambhu H Shivanna & Dr. Chiranjeevi Reddy G

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