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Apart from gum treatments, lasers are used in various other Dental treatment modalities, as follows-

  • Low level laser therapy (LLLT)
  • Laser teeth whitening
  • Laser Frenectomy and Tongue Tie treatment
  • Sensitive teeth and fluoride treatment
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Lasers in Root Canal Treatment

LOW LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT)-

LLLT (Low Level Laser Therapy) or Photobiomodulation Therapy which is the best technical term, is the application of red and near infra-red light over injuries or lesions to improve wound and soft tissue healing, reduce inflammation and give relief for both acute and chronic pain.

LLLT is used to: increase the speed, quality and tensile strength of tissue repair; resolve inflammation and relieve pain (analgesia).

The red and near infrared light (600nm-1000nm) commonly used in LLLT can be produced by laser or high intensity LEDs. The intensity of LLLT lasers and LED's is not high like a surgical laser. There is no heating effect. LLLT is popularly used for soft tissue injuries, joint conditions, neuropathic pain, non-healing leg and pressure ulcers.

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LASER TEETH WHITENING-

Normanhurst Dental is equipped with state of the art Pioon Laser Technology, with which Laser whitening can be performed much quicker and more efficiently for our patients.

The method of teeth whitening with the help of laser technology is also known as light-activated teeth whitening. One of the newest methods available for teeth whitening and has become immensely popular because it takes only an hour and the results can be seen instantly.

It uses a beam of special laser light for the whitening procedure. The gel based bleaching agent is activated using a laser beam. It offers up to a 10 shade improvement and a much faster pace

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LASER FRENECTOMY AND TONGUE TIE TREATMENT-

Tongue tie is a condition where lips and the tongue are held too tight by the frenum (the ligament that attaches the lips and tongue to the gums and jaw bone). If left untreated, tongue tie can cause a range of teeth, speech and feeding problems.

Everyone has a muscle attachment (frenum) that connects their lips to their gums. However, when this attachment is too close to the teeth, it can cause a gap (diastema) in between the teeth, usually the front upper teeth and the front lower teeth. Braces or orthodontics will not be able to close the gap without the fibrous frenum being removed.

Our laser procedure to release frenum has been successfully performed on people of all ages – from two-day-old babies through to adults. Lasers are far gentler on the body than traditional methods that involve cutting and stitching. Advantages include:

  • It removes the tissue precisely and painlessly
  • There is almost no bleeding afterward
  • No stitches are needed
  • General anaesthesia is usually not needed
  • You can get back to normal eating within a day
  • A baby will suckle immediately after the procedure
  • Children can go to school the next day and adults can go back to work the same day
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SENSITIVE TEETH AND FLUORIDE TREATMENT-

Lasers help people who suffer from sensitive teeth. When combined with a fluoride treatment, certain dental lasers can reduce sensitivity for many months. The effectiveness of this treatment varies between patients.

Dental lasers will help occlude the tubules that lead from close to the nerve of the tooth to the surface. They will also assist in the uptake of fluoride within teeth. These enhanced laser fluoride treatments are longer lasting and provide better protection for your teeth against decay.

MINOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES-

Surgery to remove swellings and soft tissue growths in and around the mouth can be performed quickly and easily with a dental laser.

Minor surgery performed with dental lasers will heal more quickly than conventional treatments. After a laser procedure, the treated area is left sterilised and sealed, and is advanced in the healing process compared to conventional treatments. The removed tissue is then sent for assessment.

Lasers can also be used for the treatment of ulcers, cold sores, haemangiomas, warts, fibroma, excess skin tissue flaps or tags.

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LASERS IN ROOT CANAL TREATMENT-

Dental lasers are very good at targeting the bacteria which cause infected root canals in your teeth. A quick laser treatment can be very effective in treating the disease and promoting healing.

The Dental laser cleans the root more thoroughly than conventional root canal techniques.

Microorganisms can hide in the dentinal tubules, or tiny holes, of the dentine surrounding the root.

With conventional root canals, the cleaning process doesn’t always reach all of the tubules, leaving behind some of the bacteria well after the root canal is filled and sealed. The laser penetrates deep into the porous tubules, removing bacteria without damaging the surrounding tissue.

While traditional root canal instruments only clean out the tooth’s root, the laser actually sterilizes it, increasing your chances of a successful procedure.

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