Laser therapy in dentistry provides patients with a more comfortable dental treatment experience. Soft Tissue laser works by directing a narrow beam towards the treating area where it is absorbed by pigmentation in bacteria and infected tissue. It can also be used in different modes to whiten teeth, remove canker sores or tissue growth. Using laser dentistry, your dentist is able to deliver a precise treatment that is more comfortable, quicker, and provides more stunning results.
Benefits of laser therapy
There are several benefits to receiving a laser therapy dental treatment.
- Many laser treatments do not require anesthesia, and the recovery time is much quicker than with traditional treatment methods.
- Treatments are more comfortable.
- There is less potential chance of bacterial infection because laser treatments are so precise.
- Helps to eliminate bleeding gums
- Reduces discomfort associated with red, swollen, tender gums
- Promotes rapid healing
Types of laser dentistry
Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR)
Laser Bacterial Reduction (LBR) is a non-invasive, comfortable and holistic approach in reducing and decontaminating the number of bacteria that cause inflammation and periodontal disease around the gums and tooth. 80% of adults have experienced some form and level of Periodontal Disease. These same bacteria have been linked to Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Diabetes, Stroke, Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and Systemic Inflammation. The accumulation of these oral bacteria in the gums and around the teeth can induce or increase an inflammatory response in adults leading to Gingivitis, Periodontal Disease and can also be harmful to us systemically.
Benefits of LBR:
- Reduction of oral bacteria in the mouth helping to reduce aerosol bacteria released during regular cleanings.
- Can prevent oral bacteria cross contamination to different areas.
- Helps to reduce problem area's of bleeding and gum inflammation.
- Reduction of healing time.
- Painless, fast, no anesthetic needed
As a higher level of care, ask your Dentist or Hygienist about Laser Bacterial Reduction and how you can incorporate it into your regular cleaning as a therapeutic addition to your overall oral preventative care.
Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT)
Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT) uses a dental laser to help remove diseased tissue, reduce bacteria and help to promote healthy regeneration of your gums after Periodontal Gum Therapy.
During the periodontal disease process, the gums around the tooth also become inflamed and infected. Depending on the severity or length of time the bacteria has been in contact with the gums, the inside lining of the gum pockets starts to break down (become necrotic). During the process of Periodontal Therapy, a laser can be used to remove the diseased gum tissue without cutting or flapping the gums back. The laser also reduces the amount of bacteria in the gum pocket and helps to regenerate the body's healthy tissue while promoting faster healing.
The ability of the dental laser to achieve this is due to the laser being attracted to the darker pigmented diseased gums and bacteria leaving behing the healthy gums, promoting healthy regeneration.
Talk to your Dentist or Hygienist today to discuss how Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy can be incorporated into your next Periodontal gum therapy to help reduce bacteria and promote healthy growth of your gums.
Other Laser Therapy Services:
- Teeth Whitening
- TMD Pain Management
- Tooth Desensitization
- Dark Spot Removal
- Aphthous Ulcer (Canker Sore) Relief