- What is laser and what does it do in dental treatments?
A laser is a linear moving beam of concentrated energy produced by an electromagnetic light amplifier. In dentistry, this energy is used to break up the tissue by evaporating the water molecules in the tissues.
- What are the advantages of laser in dental treatments?
Surgical interventions with laser can be performed without bleeding. No anesthesia is required for minor interventions. It saves time both during the operation and during the recovery period.
- What is the role of laser in teeth whitening?
Compared to classical methods, laser both shortens the session time and increases the permanence of the whitening.
- Is laser safe for oral and dental health for pregnant and lactating mothers?
Laser applications reduce the amount of anesthesia used by shortening the treatment and recovery processes and there is no risk of infection. Therefore, it provides an advantage over other methods. However, teeth whitening is not recommended during this period, even with laser.
- How is laser implant application performed?
In some stages of implant applications, laser is used to open the gingiva. Thus, bleeding-free intervention is possible without making any incisions and using stitches. This is called laser implant applications among the people.
- Is laser applied to the same place twice?
Laser application has no drawbacks as long as it is controlled.
- Does laser work on sensitive teeth?
Tooth sensitivities due to gingival recessions can be closed and sensitivity can be removed with laser beam as well as fluorine application and special toothpastes. It is used periodically in the treatment of tooth sensitivity. If the desired effect cannot be achieved, treatment can be applied once more after a few days.
- Can pigmentations (purple spots) on the gums be removed by laser?
Hyperpigmentations due to increased pigmentation in the gums can be treated in 3-4 sessions by peeling with a scalpel under anesthesia in classical methods. In pigmentation treatments with laser, anesthesia is either not needed or used very little. No pain is felt after the treatment.
- How is the laser used in smile design (pink aesthetic)?
There is no bleeding after cutting or shaping the gingiva using much less anesthesia with laser. Tissue healing is faster. If necessary, other processes can be passed without waiting. With these features, it is more advantageous than classical methods in providing smile aesthetics.
- What is laser filling?
Contrary to popular belief, the light source used in composite-white fillings is not laser. Here, halogen tuned to a certain wavelength or LEDlight devices are used.
- Does the laser cause an allergic reaction?
There is no scientific evidence that the laser causes allergies.
- What are the benefits of laser in gum treatment?
The use of laser in gingival treatment and calculus cleaning provides an advantage in disinfection and healing of deep gingival pockets.
- Is laser used in root canal treatment?
Laser is used to disinfect the root, especially in the treatment of chronic abscesses and persistently infected gums. Thus, there is no need for long-term use of antibiotics.
- Is there any harm in using laser in children?
Just like in adult patients, the use of laser is not harmful to children as long as it is applied in a controlled manner. The point to be considered is that the permanent tooth coming from below is not damaged.
- Can aphthae and herpes be treated with laser?
After the laser is irradiated on the aphthae and herpes, the healing process, which takes 7 days in its normal course, is shortened and it does not come back in the same area.
- What is the purpose of the laser in surgery?
Laser beam is used in various stages of surgical operations because it reduces bleeding and causes less damage to the tissue. Complications such as swelling, bruising and pain are not observed after surgical procedures with laser support.
- Is laser used in every surgical procedure?
In the surgery of hard tissues such as bones and large surfaces, laser should be used together with other methods.
However, it can be preferred in surgical procedures such as removal of soft tissue lesions, cutting of tongue, cheek and lip ligaments, gingiva without bleeding and suture, biopsy.