Non-Surgical Laser Dentistry
The current breakthrough in dentistry is the incorporation of the laser and specific wavelengths and application, to provide painless, higher levels of disinfection, deeper penetration, and restore native energy patterns while eliminating foreign pathogenic organisms harbored in areas that other methodologies and forms of instrumentation could not access.
The use of lasers is now common in the treatment of dental injuries and illnesses. Since the late nineteen eighties, laser therapy has become a part of many dental practices across the world. Lasers cannot be used to treat all dental problems but no one will deny its therapeutic potential in a dentist’s office.
At our dental practice, we continuously keep up with advances made in dental care. We always take advantage of technological innovations that we believe will help our clients. We now use lasers to treat several dental conditions. These have been approved for use by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The American Dental Association (ADA) hasn’t given its approval, yet it recognizes laser therapy’s important role in the field of dentistry.
The unique wavelengths promote disinfection sterilization and photon stimulation to enhance healing and regeneration. When these features are combined in the hands of a laser practitioner the results exceed those of non-laser dentistry.
Lasers are used to remove infectious tissue of the tooth in endodontic (root canal) procedures called SWEEPS (Shock Wave Enhanced Emission Photoacoustic Streaming) & PIPs (Photon-Induced Photoacoustic Streaming) for deeper more through disinfection. In the application of saving the pulp tissue of the tooth and preventing the need for endo (root canal) procedures, the laser can provide options in restoring the tooth where a patient otherwise may have needed root canal or extraction.
Periodontal laser application is equally beneficial in its conservative, minimalistic, disinfection and rejuvenating effects. Pathogens are thoroughly eliminated when the proper laser wavelength is used, allowing for optimum body healing and rejuvenation.
Do you desire to go through a dental procedure without the use of a local anesthetic, drills and other dental tools? We are sure your answer would be a resounding “yes”. We are certain you would prefer non-invasive and less aggressive methods of treating your teeth and gums. With this in mind, Dr. Gerald Regni, Jr. uses lasers to treat a number of dental issues. He will recommend laser therapy if it is the better alternative.
Dental problems that can be treated with lasers include the following:
- Canker sores – Lasers heal canker sores which are lesions that are found in the soft tissues of your mouth and gums. These can make eating difficult if left untreated.
- Cold sores – These are blisters around the mouth caused by a virus. With the use of lasers, healing is faster after treatment.
- Reshape gum tissue – Lasers can be used to reshape gums that cover much of a tooth.
- Teeth whitening – Use of lasers on teeth treated with a bleaching solution accelerates whitening.
- Restoration and Filling – Before a filling is placed, lasers are used to kill bacteria inside cavities. Lasers also harden fillings.
- Oral Tumors – Tumors inside the mouth can be removed by lasers. Stitches during this procedure become unnecessary.
- Gun disease – Lasers treat the symptoms of periodontal disease by clearing away calculus, plaque or infected tissue found at the roots of teeth.
- Dental Bonding – Preparation of enamel before bonding can be done by lasers.
- Crown Lengthening – During this procedure, gum tissue can be removed and bone reshaped with lasers.
- Wisdom Teeth Extraction – Before extraction, tissue covering wisdom teeth need to be removed. Lasers can do the trick.
- Tooth sensitivity – This is treated by sealing minute tubes on a tooth’s root.
Laser Therapy Benefits
You’ll feel more relaxed and comfortable knowing that drills and similar tools will not be used during your treatment. Your time at the dental chair will be truly painless and anxiety-free. This is perhaps your main consideration when you opt for laser therapy. But wait, there are other benefits.
- With laser therapy, anesthesia may not be necessary. Often, the effects of anesthesia remain long after your treatment at your dentist’s chair. This can be troublesome especially if you have to return to work.
- Laser use hastens clotting which prevents unnecessary bleeding.
- The need for sutures is lessened.
- The absence of sutures and hastened clotting promote faster healing.
- Lasers sterilize areas of treatment. Thus, the probability of infections is minimized if not non-existent.
- With laser therapy, healthy teeth are preserved and surrounding tissues are left undamaged.
Lasers sold to dentists are approved for use in the United States. Dentists are required to undergo training on each device they plan to use in their practice. At our clinic, we can assure you that you are dealing with trained professionals. Our primary concern has always been your well-being!
To know more about laser therapy, call Dr. Regni today at (215) 351-9399!