- What is done with laser, can teeth be whitened, can teeth be treated with laser, what are the prices?
Lasers are one of the current alternative treatment methods in medicine and dentistry. Laser devices are used in different areas as hard and soft tissue lasers. Hard tissue lasers can work on teeth and bones. With this type of laser devices, roughening is done in order to clean the caries in the teeth and to hold the composite fillings to the teeth more strongly. The biggest advantage of laser caries removal for the patient is the absence of vibration caused by rotary instruments and the associated discomfort. Since laser devices work by vaporizing the applied tissue, they do not cause discomfort and pain while cleaning the caries. Most of the time, anesthesia is not needed. Tooth cutting can also be done for crown bridge work with laser, and a comfortable work can be provided especially in patients with dentin sensitivity. Hard tissue laser devices are also used in bone-oriented applications in the fields of Periodontology, Implantology and Maxillofacial Surgery. Swelling and pain that may occur after working with conventional instruments are not observed after laser applications due to the vaporization feature of lasers. Soft tissue lasers find use in operations performed on intraoral soft tissues.
It is used for shaping and repositioning the gums, removing dark discolorations, removing excess tissues-formations. Local anesthesia, which is often used in the form of a spray, is sufficient for these procedures to be painless. It is observed that there is no need for stitches after the procedure, bleeding control is good, and complaints of pain and swelling are minimal.
Another area of use of the laser is the elimination of sensitivity in the teeth. This method gives good results in the treatment of teeth that have become overly sensitive to cold, heat and sour due to various reasons. This problem, which develops due to the recessions in the neck parts of the teeth and the opening of the canals on the root surface coming out from under them, is eliminated by providing the clogging of the surfaces of these canals with appropriate lasers. In addition to other methods, positive results are obtained with this method. After surgical procedures, low-level laser application is successfully used in pain, swelling and bleeding control, healing of aphthae and viral lesions, and joint problems.
Because of all these features, patients prefer laser applications. Teeth whitening is another area of use of the laser. A bleaching agent specific to the device used is applied to the tooth surface and activated by laser beams, and an effective whitening can be achieved by allowing the drug to penetrate into the tooth. It may take a few days for the opening to settle after about half an hour of operation in the clinical setting, and then its permanence and effect can be strengthened with home bleaching procedures. The most important point to be considered in laser applications is protection. It is obligatory to wear special protective glasses specific to the wavelength of the device used during all laser studies by the patient, physician, auxiliary personnel and those in the environment. It is becoming a method sought by physicians and patients, which is increasingly taking place among office-type bleaching procedures. The price of laser bleaching is determined by the material used, the application time and the session, the reason for the coloration, depth and darkness of the teeth to be opened. Although it is difficult to pronounce an exact number, it can be said that it is slightly more expensive than home whitening and office whitening systems.
With the introduction of laser technology into the service of today’s dentistry, it is possible to conclude many treatments in a much shorter time, under painless, bleeding-free and sterile conditions, and to accelerate healing.
The advantages of working with a laser are:
In order to adjust the gingival length to the desired level and thickness, which is one of the problems that aesthetic dentistry frequently encounters, and to remove the purplish blackish discoloration of the gums, the procedure is completed with superficial anesthesia, which is often applied only in the form of gel or spray. sutures are not used, healing is faster and protective pastes are not needed.
Laser application is performed with a superficial spray anesthesia in eliminating the excessive connections of the laces in the form of curtains, which is called the frenulum between the sublingual or lip and palate. Again, this process, which is finished without seams, heals in a much shorter time compared to the old methods.