In recent years, laser dentistry has superseded many traditional dentistry practices, making treatments more precise and less painful. This newer style of dentistry utilizes intense beams of light projected by a dental laser. The specialists at The Dental Roots, Panchsheel Park New Delhi, Sushant Lok, and Sohna Road Gurgaon, use dental lasers to perform a wide variety of treatments, including soft tissue shaping and removal.
Dr. Dheeraj Setia and his team at The Dental Roots believe in staying at the forefront of emerging dental technology for his procedural options, and, more importantly, for his patients.
How can Lasers be used in Dental Treatments?
The dental roots continue to expand their use of lasers. Here are some areas she has incorporated this technology:
- Periodontal disease: When cleaning periodontal pockets, the laser vaporizes infected tissue, disinfecting the area and triggering tissue re-growth at the same time. As the laser energy penetrates the gum tissue, it instantly seals blood vessels and nerve endings. This dramatically reduces post-procedure pain and encourages faster healing. Here’s where we use the laser for periodontal disease:
- Root planning and scaling
- Removal of bacteria and infected tissue from periodontal pockets
- Surgical reshaping of the gums to reduce periodontal pockets
- To enhance the reattachment of the gums back to the tooth root
- Gum contouring: Lasers are excellent for addressing gummy smiles, creating a more symmetrical gumline, and preparing the gumline when readying a tooth for a crown.
- Other soft tissue uses: From exposing unerupted permanent teeth in children to freeing the tongue in a frenectomy, from removing tissue from partially exposed wisdom teeth to treating canker sores and other lesions, we keep expanding our soft-tissue laser uses.
- Hard tissue uses: We use our lasers to remove tooth decay without needing to drill. We also use the laser to prepare the surrounding enamel for the composite resin filling of the cavity. Lasers are very effective for excavating deep pits and fissures in the molars prior to filling them with sealants. Laser energy effectively etches the tooth enamel, making it a better surface when bonding or applying sealants.