Laser Dentistry uses laser beams for giving minimally invasive treatment for gum surgery, treatment of cavities as well some other issues related to oral healthcare. Laser treatments exist for more than two decades. Here are some of the benefits which can be availed as part of Laser Dentistry treatments as compared to the traditional dental procedures used for treatment.
The Top 5 Benefits of Laser Dentistry
Minimal Pain and Scarring
Dental treatments are presumed to be painful. The high-speed drills used in the dental treatments give a severe pain during the treatment. These treatments also cause damage in the surrounding tissues and occasionally, may even cause hairline cracks in the surface of teeth while conducting the dental procedures. Also it damages the adjoining gums and may result in scarring. Laser dentistry treatments are almost painless and they prevent scarring. Thus the need for sutures is also reduced to a large extent.
Ease of treatment during removal of cancerous tissues
Laser treatments make it easy for the patients who dealing with cancerous tissues in their mouth. In cases where the tumors are formed inside the soft tissues or gums, the non-malignant or benign tumors can be removed completely without causing pain. This makes the tumor removal safe with respect to recurrence. Moreover it can also be used for performing biopsy on suspicious areas of soft tissues. These biopsy treatments can be done instantly and with high level of precision.
Quick treatment with Shorter Surgery Time
In the traditional dental procedures, even after the treatment is complete, it takes a while to recover. However, with laser dentistry, the recovery time is much reduced and the overall time required for undergoing the treatment is also relatively lesser. The trauma to the teeth is also reduced along with minimized risk of future dental work which otherwise could come up as a result of the damage and fractures which might occur during the course of treatment using traditional methods.
Reduction in the amount of Bleeding and damage caused to soft tissues
The laser treatments are done using high-energy beam of laser. This helps in the coagulation of blood vessels while conducting dental procedures. In the whole process, the total blood loss is largely reduced and thus it aids in minimizing the amount of bleeding that occurs during the treatment. Further, the tools used in laser dentistry allow a very high degree of precision in making cuts during the treatment. These cuts are more conservative and hence they cause very little damage to the surrounding soft tissue as compared to the traditional dental treatments. The swelling after the treatment is very less which makes the patient comfortable in much shorter time span.
Fast Recovery with smooth and quick healing of wounds
Laser Dentistry treatments are way too precise with respect to the severity of cuts that are marked during the treatment. The lesser the damage, the faster is the recovery. Moreover, the beam used in laser treatments also has a sterilizing effect on the area where the treatment is being done. This helps in reducing the risk of bacterial infections which may otherwise delay the recovery for a while. Since the cold sores are less, this also aids to faster recovery
Laser Dentistry is an absolutely safe and effective dental procedure yet it may not be suitable for every patient and all the dental ailments. You may get an expert’s consultation to find out the suitability of laser dentistry in your case.