As in dentistry, treatments continuously move into an exciting era of advanced technology, it is safe to say that Laser Dentistry is here to stay! Dental lasers can be used to help treat a variety of clinical conditions such as mouth ulcers, uncontrolled bleeding and tooth decay. Due to their lightweight and portable form, combined with affordability, they are becoming an increasingly advantageous method compared to other traditional methods of treating patients.
Both Dr Kedar and Dr Devahuti of Expert Dental Care are fully qualified and experienced in laser dentistry and strive to provide their patients with a pleasant dental experience.
Why are dentists opting for laser dentistry?
During their education, both of our dentists developed an interest in the use of dental lasers due to its advantages for not only their patients but also their own practice. This led them to undertake additional training, gaining full qualifications to use dental lasers.
Depending on each patient, dental lasers can be used to completely treat oral health conditions or they can be used in addition to other dental instruments.
Dentists have noticed a positive shift in patients’ attitudes towards visits to the dentist, especially for children who are mainly distressed by pain and bleeding. Laser dentistry reduces the need for needles, sharp blades or drills, meaning patients can experience reduced discomfort, less time in the chair or fewer visits to the dentist.
What does laser dentistry feel like?
Because lasers use light energy instead of traditional forces and sharp blades, most patients feel minimal to no discomfort when our qualified dentists are using them. Using minimally invasive techniques such as laser dentistry also means recovery time is usually shorter and patients typically experience less post-operative discomfort.
What conditions can laser dentistry be used for?
Being widely used in dentistry, lasers are used to perform a number of procedures including but not limited to:
Control Bleeding – Reducing or stopping continuous bleeding from the mouth with the assistance of laser technology.
Abscess drainage – To prevent further infection and swelling, a laser can help make an incision to drain dental abscesses.
Lip-tie and tongue-tie correction – A frenectomy may be performed, which involves releasing any restrictive fibrous tissue which attaches the base of the tongue to the floor of the mouth.
Gingivectomy (gum line correction) – Laser treatment can help reshape a patients gum line or remove excess gum tissue to alter the appearance of teeth.
Operculectomy (surgery related to wisdom teeth) – An operculectomy is a minor surgical procedure to remove any gum commonly covering an erupted wisdom tooth. Lasers can assist in removing this excess tissue to avoid infections.
Ulcers – Lasers can be used to treat any common mouth ulcers to reduce pain and help it heal better and faster. It can also be used to remove tissue for biopsy of any intra-oral lesions.
Expert Dental Care’s mission is to help their patients feel confident and comfortable when undergoing any dental treatment. Our state-of-the-art lasers can be used to assist with a number of conditions, and are proven to enhance treatment outcomes. To ask Dr Kedar and Dr Devahuti about laser dentistry, please arrange an appointment by calling 02 9159 3839 or using our online booking form.