Reduce trauma by high accuracy and precision:
A highly focused laser beam allows us to treat a specific area without damaging surrounding tissues.
Wounds heal faster and tissues can be regenerated.
Less bleeding: Minimises bleeding because the high-energy light beam aids in the clotting (coagulation) of exposed blood vessels, thus inhibiting blood loss.
Lesser swelling: laser removes stimulus that causes swelling, hence post-operative swelling can be significantly reduced.
Less or no pain: Heat, vibration and pressure are the primary causes of pain associated with the use of traditional instruments. Since the laser cuts soft tissue without heat, vibration or pressure, we can perform many procedures with lesser or no anaesthesia
No stitching, hence no removal of stitches :Procedures performed using soft tissue dental lasers may not require sutures (stitches).
Less visit to the dentist: Since most dental procedures can be performed without anaesthetising the patient, the laser technology allows us to perform more dental procedures in each setting and hence, reduces the number of visits required to complete restorative dental work for all of our patients.
Reduce risk of infection : Bacterial infections are minimised because the high-energy beam sterilises the area being worked on.
Usage of Laser Therapy
Laser Therapy has a very special place in modern Dentistry, due to it’s wide range of usage and great results it delivers. Below please find some cases where we use laser therapy to achieve the best possible results.
Dental Fillings and Tooth Preparation: Hard tissue dental lasers may eliminate the need for a local anesthetic injection and the traditional turbine dental drill. Lasers used in dental filling procedures are capable of killing bacteria located in a cavity, potentially leading to improved long term tooth restorations, to a certain extend.
Nerve Regeneration: Some applications of Laser Therapy enable us to regenerate damaged nerves, blood vessels and scars.
Temporomandibular Joint Treatment: Dental lasers may be used to quickly reduce pain and inflammation of the temporomandibular jaw joint.
Viewing Tooth and Gum Tissues: Optical Coherence Tomography is a safer way to see inside tooth and gums in real time.
Benign Tumour Treatment: Dental lasers may be used for the painless and suture-free removal of benign tumours from the gums, palate, sides of cheeks and lips.
Crown Lengthening: Dental lasers can be used to reshape gum tissue and bone to expose healthier tooth structure. Referred to as crown lengthening, such reshaping provides a stronger foundation for the placement of restorations.
There are quite a few other possible applications of laser therapy at The GiGi Dental clinics and our experts will use them where appropriate.