Laser dentistry service
Laser dentistry is a modern form of dentistry used to treat a range of dental conditions. Laser dentistry may offer a more comfortable dental experience as it negates the need for other dental tools such as drills. At Dental on York, we can use high-quality lasers to perform different dental treatments.
What is laser dentistry?
LASER is actually an acronym that stands for light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation. A dental laser instrument produces a narrow and focused beam of light energy. The light reacts when it hits tissue, allowing us to remove or shape areas. Laser dentistry tends to provide a more efficient and comfortable dental experience.
What are the applications of laser dentistry?
Laser dentistry can be used to treat a variety of dental issues involving soft and hard tissue. Soft tissue refers to your gums and hard tissue is your teeth. Laser dentistry can treat:
- Hyper sensitive teeth: by sealing tubules (narrow channels) at the root of your tooth.
- Tooth decay: the laser can both detect cavities and remove excessive decay to prepare your tooth for treatment.
- Gum disease: lasers can remove affected gum.
- Discolouration: teeth whitening in the dentist’s chair is done using lasers.
- Gummy smile/crown lengthening: lasers can remove the excess gum associated with a “gummy smile”. This procedure lengthens the crown of your tooth (this is the head or exposed part of your tooth).
- Tongue frenulum attachment: the fold of skin under the front of your tongue is known as a frenulum. Some people have thick, tight frenulums which limit movement. Laser dentistry can fix this by altering the tissue.
Pros and cons of laser dentistry
As with any medical treatment, there are pros and cons. Let’s explore them:
- Decreased need for oral stitches
- Soft tissue bleeding is minimised
- Anaesthesia may be less necessary
- Lasers are sterile so the risk of bacterial infection is less
- Wounds tend to heal faster
- May reduce damage to surrounding tissue
- Lasers cannot be used on certain types of dental fillings (such as amalgam)
- Hard lasers can occasionally injure the pulp (inner layer of teeth)
- Drills and other dental tools may still necessary even
- Anesthesia may still be necessary
- Some procedures cannot be performed with a laser
- Potential risk to gums
Expert laser dentists in Sydney CBD
At Dental on York, we use the latest dental technology which includes lasers. Our dentists are highly trained and experienced to provide top-quality laser dentistry services. We can treat a range of issues and offer you expert advice.
If you want expert laser dentistry services in Sydney CBD give Dental on York a call today.