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What is Laser Dental Treatment?

What is Laser Dental Treatment?

Laser dental treatments have added a new dimension to dental treatments. Laser applications have been used in medicine for the last 50-60 years. Laser energy, which was used only in teeth whitening and soft tissue operations in the field of dentistry, is now used in many processes from the treatment of tooth and gum diseases to dental aesthetics, with the development of new hard tissue lasers.

Dental implant treatment, cleaning of caries, performing dental fillings, root canal treatments, drying of inflammations at the root tip, all kinds of surgical procedures and aesthetic dental treatments in the gingiva and jawbone, gingival shaping can be performed with laser applications. In addition, the tooth color is whitened, the sensitivity of sensitive teeth is removed, aphthae and herpes treatments can also be done with the laser method.

How the Treatment Process of the Dental Implant Goes

Usually, as in tooth extraction, it is anesthetized by applying local anesthesia and the surgical procedure is applied. In addition, dental implants are applied using open and closed methods. Implants placed in the bone adhere to the bone as in fracture healing and complete their healing within 2-6 months. Then the prosthesis stage can be passed. While it provides better speech and chewing function than traditional veneers and bridge prostheses, it also gives the face a natural appearance in terms of aesthetics.

Are Surgical Treatments Performed with Laser?

In treatment applications with laser technology, the necessary surgical application is simplified and can be performed in a short time. Laser beam is used in various stages of surgical operations. In surgical procedures with laser support, bone operations, bone removal procedures required for 20-year-old extraction and various bone shaping can be performed without damaging the surrounding tissues.

The patient can easily continue his daily life after surgical interventions and does not experience difficulties such as speaking and eating. Dental treatment with laser provides significant convenience in the treatment of pediatric patients and patients of all ages who have a fear of dentists. Dental treatment with laser can be preferred in pregnant women and individuals with serious systemic diseases such as heart disease. Thus, patients feel more comfortable.

Is it possible to edit the smile line for aesthetic purposes with laser application?

Gum length adjustments made with laser in order to provide gingival aesthetics in dental prostheses or in providing gingival aesthetics after Orthodontic treatment and in patients whose gums are very visible when they smile, bring the aesthetics of the patients closer to perfection.

The fact that tissue healing takes place in a short time after gingival shaping with laser saves time for the patient and the physician. Thus, without the need to wait for a long time, other procedures in the treatment can be started.

Can Tooth Filling Be Done With Laser?

In cases where fillings are to be made to the teeth, the area is prepared indented for better adhesion of the filling to the tooth with laser application. For this reason, the filling that adheres well to the tooth is strong, used for a long time, and then sensitivity is less. With the same method, the tooth surface is etched before the porcelain laminates and crowns are adhered, which is one of the aesthetic dentistry applications. Thus, the risk of falling crowns is reduced.

Can Root Canal Treatment Be Done With Laser?

With laser application, tooth root canals can be shaped and sterilized. Pain that may occur during filling and root canal treatment can be reduced by laser and the procedure is completed without the need for local anesthesia most of the time. While performing root canal treatment, healing is faster with good sterilization, especially in infected canals. In gingivitis and root canal treatments, the success rate of the treatment increases thanks to the sterilization created by the laser energy in the environment.

Can Permanent Teeth Whitening Be Done With Laser?

In teeth whitening procedures, it is possible to get good results in a short time with laser. The bleaching process, which lasts for three sessions in the clinical environment, can be whitened 5-6 tones in a single session with laser application.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

All soft tissue lesions that occur outside the normal in the mouth are treated without the use of local anesthesia and without the need for stitches.

After deep gingival cleaning with laser, gingival pockets heal quickly.

Hyper-pigmentations that occur due to increased pigmentation in the gums are treated in classical methods by Peeling under anesthesia. In laser treatments, this problem can be eliminated by peeling with laser in 3-4 sessions. The patient can continue his life after the procedure.

In case of tooth sensitivity due to gingival recession, the sensitivity is removed by closing the dentin canals with a laser.

Treatment of aphthae and herpes is palliative. There is no other form of treatment. However, it has been observed that the healing time of aphthae and herpes accelerated with laser and that aphthae and herpes did not appear in the same area afterwards.

Low-level laser energy is used at the beginning of orthodontic treatment or during surgical operations and accelerates tissue healing.

In cases where the tongue, cheek and lip ligaments are too attached to prevent speech, the normal state of the ligaments is cut with a laser.