[If the thought of laser fills you with chills. Here are some procedures that the technology is used in dentistry and why you should not be afraid of the procedure and how it is used in various situations]
Teeth procedures have been adversely improved with the use of laser. Since 1994, lasers have been introduced to dentistry resulting in unmatched accuracy and better dental care. While there have been some cautions on the use of laser technology in addressing dental issues, the technology has proven itself to be effective and deliver better results than other approaches to solving the particular problem. In addition, having been put into dental care for this long, the use of laser in various procedures has proven effective and reliable other than a few side effects.
There are many users that lasers find itself useful in dentistry. Here are some of the common uses of laser technology in dentistry. You should expect your dentist to use the technology in these cases but you will certainly be informed when and if the technology is to be used.
Swelling of gums is often a challenge that is not easily addressed with the existing dental solutions. There has been need for a new way of removal of gum inflammation in an effective and economic way. Various intrusive surgical procedures have been traditionally used for this purpose. However, the precision needed to ensure that only the affected parts are removed has left the procedure heavily relying on the accuracy of the dentists and his hand skills.
The use of laser to remove gum inflammation opened a new chapter in dentistry in treatment of gum conditions. The lasers ability to target precisely the areas that need removal increased the success rate of the procedure.
The use of laser for treating diseases is not unique. Laser has found many uses in direct treatment of affected areas especially when the particular area that is to be treated is a part of a whole area. Laser works well to treat gum disease. Its ability to target specific areas of the gum that are affected by the disease enables it to cure the areas that are affected without interfering with the other parts of the gum. The laser is instant in its treatment making it possible treat regions of the gum that are affected by gum disease and proceed to other dental interventions.
During the root canal procedures, lasers come effective in the removal of bacteria en ensuring that the gums are healthy. This process is usually delicate and requires level of precision that only laser technology can offer.
Wisdom teeth maybe difficult to find when hidden underneath the gums. Laser technology is used by dentist for the purposes of exposing the wisdom teeth that have partially erupted. The process of tooth extraction requires the identification of all the aspects of the tooth and attention to the areas around the tooth to be extracted. Dental laser technology allows the dentist to see wisdom teeth that are not visible to the naked eye.
Laser surgeries accuracy is often exploited by dentists to remove the benign oral tumors. The laser ensures that there is no waste such that only the areas affected are removed completely. Other surgical procedures would most likely result to removal of the healthy parts that should not be interfered with. Even worse, there is a chance that some of the benign tumors affected areas would not be effectively removed with other surgical procedures. However, the dental laser procedure makes the process easy and within a limited time. It also does not expose the process to human errors that would result to disastrous outcome.
Many patients fear laser dental procedure. The laser dental procedure employs laser technology that is specifically intended for dental practices. In addition, in most procedures, the approach to treatment is less painful compared to the other forms of invasive treatment. If you do not like the dental drill, then the laser will offer you quality care without the discomfort of the drill. Using laser also implies less bleeding and less swelling during soft tissue treatments. Due to its accuracy, you will not waste soft tissues that are healthy to the procedure. The approach targets only the specific areas that are affected and thus provides a precise solution to the problem with minimal wastages.