Tooth treatment with laser has added a new dimension to the dentistry treatments. Laser applications have been used in medicine for the last 50-60 years. Laser applications have been used in medicine for the last 50-60 years. The laser energy, which was used only in tooth whitening and soft tissue operations in dentistry before, with the new developments of hard tissue dental lasers, is now used in a very wide range of processes from treatment of tooth and gum diseases to dental aesthetics. Dental implant treatment, clearing of tooth decays, tooth fillings, the realization of root canal treatment, drying of inflammation at the root end, all kinds of surgical procedures and aesthetical dental treatment in the gums and jaw, gum shaping can be realised with laser applications. Furthermore, color of tooth is whitened, the sensitivity of sensitive teeth is eliminated, the treatments of aphtha and herpes can also be done with the laser method.
Surgical Treatments With Laser
With laser technology, necessary surgical procedures in treatments are simplified and it can be accomplished in a very short time. The laser beam is used in various stages of surgery. In laser-supported surgery, bone operations, bone lifting procedure which is required for wisdom teeth extractions, and various bone forming can be done without damaging the surrounding tissue. After the surgical operation, the patient can easily maintain his daily life, he will not have any drawbacks such as difficulty in talking and eating. Dental treatment with laser provides important facilities, particularly for pediatric patients and for ones from all ages who have the fear of dentist. Dental treatment with laser can be preferred for pregnant women and for individuals with severe systemic disease such as heart disease. Thus, patients may feel more comfortable.