The term LASER stands for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. The light can be focused to do very fine, precise work. Lasers are broadly classified as hard tissue (Eg:YAG laser) and soft tissue laser (Diode laser). We focus on the soft tissue diode laser and its extensive uses in soft tissue procedures, teeth whitening and pain therapy. Lasers are named for the material that is stimulated. Therefore, in a diode laser, the stimulated substance is a semiconductor that is ideally suited for soft tissue procedures.
BENEFITS OF LASER DENTISTRY
Laser has several advantages – One, the procedures are performed using soft tissue may not require stitches. Little or no anaesthesia is needed for most procedures. There is minimal bleeding as the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting and helps in achieving homoeostasis quickly. The beam also sterilises the area being worked on, lowering risk of bacterial infection. The precision lowers damage to the surrounding tissue, with patients reporting faster wound healing and tissue regeneration and minimal post-operative swelling, thus reducing the need for post-operative analgesics. Diode laser is safe to use with patients who have a pacemaker.
Laser Asisted Gum Surgeries
For strengthening the teeth by improving the gum and bone health surrounding the teeth. This procedure is painless and more appropriate depending upon the severity of the disease.
Laser Gum Depigmentation
Many of the individuals suffer from dark gums caused by met-amine pigments and also by long term usage of certain medication. Don't hesitate to give a proud smile get laser assisted gum depigmentation. A dental laser can target and ablate the melanocytes. Thus reducing the melanin resulting in a lighter and uniform colour of gums.