Laser at the dentist: the advantages.
Using lasers in dentistry as an alternative to scalpels and traditional surgery means treating patients with less invasive , less painful , often more precise and better results technologies.
The use of lasers in dentistry is an excellent support both in less severe cases and in more complex ones, thanks to a vast series of advantages that can be summarized as follows:
- The laser reaches the microorganisms hidden in the areas where the drugs cannot arrive because they are poorly vascularized
- The laser beam is able to penetrate inside the periodontal pocket , eliminating the bacteria that cause the disease
- The use of the laser, combined with that of magnifying devices, allows the treatment of pyorrhea in the advanced phase and without resorting to surgery. In particular, the enlargement of the area allows the treatment of the roots avoiding the surgical opening of the gums and the laser allows the elimination of pathogenic bacteria
- Laser use almost never involves anesthesia for the patient
- The laser immediately eliminates gum bleeding and discomfort normally caused by surgery
- Eliminates or reduces tooth mobility
- It closes the periodontal pockets destroying the bacteria
- Regenerates periodontal tissues
- Guarantees a greater success rate
- It allows an easy resolution of any recurrences
- Reduces biological and economic costs for the patient
This modern device therefore represents an interesting novelty also for the treatment of periodontal diseases . With excellent and above all painless results .
Effects of lasers on pyorrhea treatment
What are the main effects of using lasers in dentistry?
- Bactericidal effect , with reduction of the bacterial component of plaque, completely eliminating, in association with mechanical therapy, some main strains responsible for periodontitis
- Slower bacterial recolonization in laser-treated sites than in those treated only with mechanical therapy. This phenomenon seems to be associated with the clot that often comes to form during laser decontamination, which would provide a seal between the oral cavity and the periodontal pocket
- Removal of the sulcular epithelium and granulation tissue without compromising the underlying connective tissue with a further reduction of the bacterial charge and a significant reduction in probing depth
- Biostimulant and antiedematous effect . That is the ability to induce in the irradiated tissues a more rapid cell duplication without structural and / or functional alterations occurring
Other important features of the diode laser include its ability to better detoxify sites with SLTI probes (greater than 5 mm) and multi-rooted elements, where it is more difficult to remove etiological agents mechanically.