Laser in the Treatment of Oral and Dental Diseases

LASER technology has been used in Medical applications since the 60s. In dentistry, it is used in both gingival and dental and bone operations as well as teeth whitening.

The biggest complaints we have heard from our patients for many years have been fear of needles, the uncomfortable feeling of drowsiness, the sound and vibration created by our devices. Since there is no contact with the tissue in the procedures performed with the laser, the occurrence of pain is much less compared to the classical methods, and anesthesia is often not needed. At the same time, it is extremely quiet as a working principle.

In addition to this comfort experienced in all patients, Laser provides great convenience for patients with special conditions such as pregnancy period, anesthesia allergy, bleeding problem, fear of the dentist. Each tissue in the mouth has different water density. When working with laser energy in the mouth, the laser with special settings and tips determined according to the water density of each tissue; It focuses on the tissue to be treated and expands and evaporates the water molecules there, allowing every tissue to be treated.

Since the whole system is based on this principle, there is no risk of damaging another tissue while working on one tissue, and it is not possible to store laser energy in the body.

The biggest advantage of the latest generation lasers is that they can be processed not only in soft tissue (gingival, tongue, cheek) but also in hard tissue (tooth enamel, dentin, cementum, bone).

Laser operations in the mouth:

In soft tissue:

Gingivectomy-gingivoplasty: In aesthetic smile design, in all aesthetic studies, after orthodontics, it is the preparation of the gums both healthy and aesthetically. When the procedure is performed with a laser, the procedure is usually completed in a single session without anesthesia and bleeding, and other treatments can be started without waiting for any recovery period.

Curettage: It is the removal of inflammation caused by dental stones under the gingiva with laser energy. Most of the time, it is applied without anesthesia and tissue damage heals much faster.

Depigmentation (Treatment of gingival discoloration): Colorations on the gingiva, caused by various factors or genetic reasons, due to pigment concentration, are peeled off with the Laser, often without anesthesia, as if peeling. The patient regains pink gums without the need for any change in his routine life.

Frenectomy: There may be various irreversible problems in the long term due to the involvement of the ligaments between the lip-tongue, anterior region, lip – gingiva, cheek – gingiva. This deformation is corrected with a short intervention without the need for anesthesia.

Removal of soft tissue lesions:All formations outside the normal in the mouth are removed with Laser without anesthesia and without the need for stitches.

Aphthous herpes treatments:After the laser intervention, the healing of aphthae and herpes reaches the next stage in 7 days in a single session.

 

In hard tissue:

Caries removal:All caries formed on tooth enamel, dentin or cementum are often cleaned without the need for anesthesia.

Surgical procedures:All surgical procedures applied in bone tissue (implant, buried 20-year-old operations, bone corrections, etc.) can be performed with laser in a much more trauma-free way and the healing process is much better.

Root canal treatment:It has been observed that the success of the treatment increases when the root canals are sterilized by laser during the treatment.

Sensitivity treatment:Cold sensitivity due to gingival recession is resolved in a single session as a result of the laser energy blocking the dentin canals.

Biostimulation with laser:No matter which tissue is given, cell division is accelerated with laser energy and the healing process is shortened by half.

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