What is Laser Dental Treatment ?
Laser dental treatments have added a new dimension to dental treatments. Laser applications have been used in medicine for the last 50-60 years. Laser energy, which was used only in teeth whitening and soft tissue operations in the field of dentistry, is now used in many processes from the treatment of tooth and gum diseases to dental aesthetics, with the development of new hard tissue lasers.
Dental implant treatment, cleaning of caries, performing dental fillings, root canal treatments, drying of inflammations at the root tip, all kinds of surgical procedures and aesthetic dental treatments in the gingiva and jawbone, gingival shaping can be performed with laser applications. In addition, the tooth color is whitened, the sensitivity of sensitive teeth is removed, aphthae and herpes treatments can also be done with the laser method.
What are the Areas where Laser Technology is Used in Dentistry Practice ?
Are Surgical Treatments Performed with Laser ?
In treatment applications with laser technology, the necessary surgical application is simplified and can be performed in a short time. Laser beam is used in various stages of surgical operations. In surgical procedures with laser support, bone operations, bone removal procedures required for 20-year-old extraction and various bone shaping can be performed without damaging the surrounding tissues.
The patient can easily continue his daily life after surgical interventions and does not experience difficulties such as speaking and eating. Dental treatment with laser provides significant convenience in the treatment of pediatric patients and patients of all ages who have a fear of dentists. Dental treatment with laser can be preferred in pregnant women and individuals with serious systemic diseases such as heart disease. Thus, patients feel more comfortable.
Is it possible to edit the smile line for aesthetic purposes with laser application ?
Gum length adjustments made with laser in order to provide gingival aesthetics in dental prostheses or in providing gingival aesthetics after Orthodontic treatment and in patients whose gums are very visible when they smile, bring the aesthetics of the patients closer to perfection.
The fact that tissue healing takes place in a short time after gingival shaping with laser saves time for the patient and the physician. Thus, without the need to wait for a long time, other procedures in the treatment can be started.
Can Tooth Filling Be Done With Laser ?
In cases where fillings are to be made to the teeth, the area is prepared indented for better adhesion of the filling to the tooth with laser application. For this reason, the filling that adheres well to the tooth is strong, used for a long time, and then sensitivity is less. With the same method, the tooth surface is etched before the porcelain laminates and crowns are adhered, which is one of the aesthetic dentistry applications. Thus, the risk of falling crowns is reduced.
Can Root Canal Treatment Be Done With Laser ?
With laser application, tooth root canals can be shaped and sterilized. Pain that may occur during filling and root canal treatment can be reduced by laser and the procedure is completed without the need for local anesthesia most of the time. While performing root canal treatment, healing is faster with good sterilization, especially in infected canals. In gingivitis and root canal treatments, the success rate of the treatment increases thanks to the sterilization created by the laser energy in the environment.
Can Permanent Teeth Whitening Be Done With Laser ?
In teeth whitening procedures, it is possible to get good results in a short time with laser. The bleaching process, which lasts for three sessions in the clinical environment, can be whitened 5-6 tones in a single session with laser application.