Laser Dentistry: Its usage, benefits, risk, etc.

The laser in dentistry adds quality to the existing treatment by making it quick, painless, minimally invasive, and bloodless. In addition to that, post-treatment healing is also faster than traditional treatment.

What is a Laser, and its usage in Dentistry?

Laser is “Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” Don’t worry, let us explain this complicated term to you. The laser does two things: first, it stimulates atoms or molecules to emit light at a particular wavelength (stimulated emission), and second, it amplifies it (light amplification). The result is a very narrow beam of radiation at a required wavelength. This narrow beam of light (radiation) is useful in dental treatment.

The energy delivered by laser in form of light is used in surgical procedures and photobiomodulation. During the surgical procedure, the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporizer of tissue and during photobiomodulation (PBM) it stimulates, heals, regenerates, and protects tissue that has either been injured, or is degenerating, or else is at risk of dying.

Laser is also useful in Photodynamic therapy (PDT) which involves the use of photosensitizer with a laser in presence of oxygen. With PDT we can treat oral cancer, bacterial and fungal infection, etc.

Two major types of Dental Lasers.

Different types of tissues in the mouth absorb the different wavelengths of light hence we have two main types of laser: hard and soft tissue laser.

Soft tissue lasers are used to cut soft tissues, seal blood vessels, etc. Some of the applications are treating restricted tongue and lip movement (tongue and lip tie), disinfection and healing of pocket, aesthetics and cosmetic procedures, etc.

Hard tissue lasers are used for teeth. It can cut through bone and water. The most common applications are the detection of cavities, tooth sensitivity treatment, and preparation of teeth for dental procedures.

How laser can help in pediatric dentistry.

Due to its immense benefits, laser technology is now widely used in dentistry. It improves the quality and comfort in the dental treatment of your child.

  Minimal Invasive and bloodless dental surgeries: This is one of the major advantages of using laser for kids’ dental procedures as it eliminates the need for a knife and makes the whole procedure bloodless and minimal to no invasion. Hence it also eliminates the need for sutures.

  Painless: It makes the procedure painless and in most cases, even anesthesia is not required. This is very helpful in treating kids. 

  Quick: Laser treatments are quicker than traditional surgeries hence one of the best options for kids with limited coping ability. 

  Faster and Better Healing: Due to its non-invasive nature the damage to tissues is very less hence the post-treatment healing is quick.

  Reduce the risk of infection: The laser sterilizes the treatment area and reduces the risk of infection.

What laser machine do we use, and its benefits?

We use the most versatile dual-wavelength laser machine capable of dental surgeries, Photobiomodulation (PBM), and Photodynamic therapy (PDT). Click here to read more about it

The treatment we mostly do with Lasers?

Endodontic Treatment: Disinfection of root canal.

Surgical Treatment: Lip tie, tongue tie, mucocele, operculectomy and most of the other minor oral surgical procedures.

Periodontics Treatment: As an assistant aid in deep scaling for thorough disinfection and healing of pocket.

Aesthetics Treatment: Teeth whitening 

Photobiomodulation (PBM): Healing of aphthous ulcer, a traumatic ulcer caused by orthodontic treatment, post-extraction socket healing, treatment of oral malignant lesions, accelerated orthodontic treatment.

The risks associated with the laser dental treatment.

The risk is relatively very small in laser dentistry provided your kid is getting treated by a qualified pediatric dentist who is trained and experienced in using lasers for different procedures.

Why Childhood Smiles for laser dentistry in Bangalore?

You should choose childhood smiles for laser dental treatment of your kid in Bangalore as

a. We are an exclusive pediatric dental care center which means your child will not only get the required laser treatment, he/she will get holistic oral care in one place. 

b. The Center has qualified and experienced pediatric and orthodontic dentists who have extensive experience in treating kids’ dental problems. Click here to read more about our dentists.

c. Qualified for Laser Treatment: Our dentists are certified for laser treatment and have years of experience in laser surgeries and PBM. 

d. The infrastructure and equipment we use for laser treatment are state of art for children’s dental treatment.

Dental Chair at Childhood Smiles, Pediatric Dental Clinic in Bangalore
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