The laser was first described in 1960; then it has shown improvement in the field of weapon technology and industry.
In the medical field (eye, urology, gynecology, etc.), it has been used as an alternative surgical method. For the last 7-8 years, it has been used in hard tissues for dental fillings, such as cavity opening and bone removal.
Nowadays, hard tissue (tooth enamel, hardest structure in human body) and soft tissue (palate) can be done easily with dental laser.
Some of these applications can be listed as follows:
- Cleaning the dental caries
- Canal treatments
- Dental fillings
- Surgical procedures in the jawbone and gums
- Forming your gums
- Sensitization of sensitive teeth
- Coloring of dark gums
- Herpes and aphtha treatments
- Aesthetic dental treatment
Advantages and Uses of Laser Application
In implant treatment applications, laser technology facilitates surgical procedures and saves time.
Since 100% disinfection and sterilization is provided in the regions where laser is used, the risks of re-infection and caries start are eliminated.
With the new generation dental laser, it is possible to work without touching the teeth and other tissues. In this way, heat vibration and friction due to pain does not occur due to the need for tooth numbing.
Laser applications can be preferred for every age group patient who is a dentist, because there is no need for vibration in hard tissue, no need to vibrate, and small interventions.
In aesthetic dentistry applications, the roughening of the tooth surface in the preparation of the porcelain laminate veneer affects the retention of the restoration 100%. It is also possible to get better results in laser tooth whitening processes in a very short time.
Laser dentistry, usually shorten the treatment process, with less effort to provide more successful results.
There is almost no bleeding during the operation with laser. After each surgery, complications, swelling and discomfort are reduced and a faster recovery is achieved.
This problem can be solved by laser peeling in 3 or 4 sessions in patients who have genetically excessive purple coloration (hyperpigmentation) in their gums.
It is also used in the treatment of soft tissue and gingival wounds. Fibromas formed in the mouth (harmless pathological growths in tissues) can be eliminated by laser.