Periodontal Disease, also known as Gum Disease, occurs when the sticky, bacteria-loaded layer gets deposited on your gums, it slowly transforms into plaque. This causes an all-too-common oral hygienic problem called periodontal disease.
What is Laser Dentistry?
Laser Dentistry is the technique that uses lasers to tackle a broad line of dental problems, including Gum diseases. It is a relaxed and less painful approach to treat dental issues as compared to drills and non-laser techniques.
LASER is abbreviated for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” In this technique, a well-focused beam, narrow beam of light hits the tissue, either to remove it or to shape it.
Over the years, since 1989, many advancements have been made in Laser Dentistry that has shown incredible results, such as gum loss to gum regain. This method is popularly being used in gum surgery to cure periodontal diseases.
Identifying The Gum Diseases
By adjusting the wavelength of the laser, it can help dentists to find tiny pits and gaps that are on the surface of the tooth. In many dental clinics, laser technology is used to detect early stages of mouth cancer, as well.
Although the laser is used in heating and cutting purposes, this technology makes the decay or gum disease detection easier. Moreover, it can also be of great benefit to remove dead tissues or to repair cavities.
Laser In Dentistry
Laser technology has been used prominently in dental industries from the past few years. The narrowed-beam activates the molecules that contain energy and then magnify or suppress the beam, thereby adjusting the laser according to requirement.
In gum diseases, this laser beam is used to reshape the gum tissues or to get rid of the sticky film – plaque during the root canal. Besides, the lesion also gets eradicated from the mouth to examine any signs of mouth cancer.
Limit Bleeding Gums
Almost all periodontal diseases cause gum bleeding due to harmful bacteria. Laser dentistry not only eradicates the bacteria but also kills them. This results in the reduction in inflammation and bleeding of gums. It also assures that, in the future, there will be no need for gum surgery.
Laser Is Beneficial While Treating Receding Gums
Due to its adjustable nature, the dentists can set the wavelength and frequency of the laser according to the requirement. This helps the dental surgeons to eliminate the dead gum tissue carefully without disturbing the healthy tissues.
Below the gum-line where plaque bacteria is present, the laser beam helps to remove it. This results in the reattachment of gums and bone tissues in their original place.
Some benefits of LASER Dentistry
- It is a painless method to cure periodontal diseases, which means there is no need to use anesthesia.
- It reduces tension and anxiety among patients because when we talk about periodontal disease, automatically, we relate it to painful gum surgeries. On the contrary, laser treatment is painless.
- It also decreases bleeding and inflammation of gums during soft tissue therapy.
- While traditional surgery requires a recovery period of about two to three weeks, the laser technique needs only one day.
- There is no diet restriction, such as “eat only liquid diet,” after getting a Peiolase surgery.