Laser dentistry means you can perform a range dental procedures without needles, drills or the pain of traditional dentistry.
But it goes a step further than that, allowing you to treat snoring and sleep apnoea, to heal inflamed gums, cold-sores, revise lip and tongue-tie attachments, perform root canals and even treat haemangiomas, mucoceles and a range of other conditions.
And the best thing of all, it’s minimally invasive, without stitches or downtime for the patient.
What is laser dentistry?
It’s where a concentrated light beam is used for the dental laser treatment of teeth, and other soft tissues like the gums, lips and cheeks.
There are a range of laser dentistry machines available, and all of then perform a range of functions that previously would have required rotating instruments or tools, and would have damaged the surrounding tissues.
We currently use the following for dental laser treatment for teeth, and a range of other conditions:
Dr Pang was the first dentist in NSW to have a Fotona Lightwalker in his clinic, and at the time it was the only dental laser in the world that could be used for rejuvenation and aesthetic purposes, as well as regular dental treatment.
It’s still the most powerful dentistry laser you can buy, and is actually two complimentary lasers combined, both with different wavelengths that target different tissues, or chromophores.
The benefits of laser dentistry for your patients
The use of lasers in dentistry has allowed us, as healthcare professionals, to deliver better quality dental care in less time, with fewer visits, less stress and a lot less discomfort.
Help your patients with the following laser dental procedures
Laser snoring treatment
Rejuvenation of the airway for snorers, sleep-related breathing disorders and obstructive sleep apnoea.
Laser therapy for periodontal disease
Treatment of diseased periodontal pockets to reduce bleeding, inflammation and provide periodontal tissue and bone regeneration
Laser therapy for perioral lesions
Including the removal of lumps, bumps and dark lesions on lips and gums – ulcers, fibroma, haemangioma, moles, mucoceles, cold sores (when tingling starts ideally) – removal without scarring or sutures.
Laser fillings and desensitisation treatments
Often without anaesthetic.
Laser for abscesses and infections
Disrupts bacteria and speeds up healing.
Laser facial aesthetics
Muscle relaxation and plumping with laser for reduction of wrinkles and lines/folds of the face, lip plumping and removal of spider veins on the face.
Laser tongue-ties and frenectomy
Helps babies to feed comfortably and adults for speech and neck and sleep issues.
Also known as Low Level Laser Therapy, now you can treat facial pain like trigeminal neuralgia, burning mouth syndrome, osteonecrosis of the jaw, TMJ related tinnitus, oral mucositis (mouth ulcers from chemoradiotherapy).
Laser teeth whitening treatment
Laser teeth whitening involves applying a hydrogen peroxide bleaching gel to the teeth and heating it with a laser. Heating the gel enhances the effectiveness of the gel and speeds up the process, usually giving results in less than an hour.
Laser root canal treatment
Laser light not only helps your patient heal, but it also kills bacteria which makes it extremely useful for root canals. The Fotona Lightwalker laser is, in fact, the only dental laser that can perform PIPS and SWEEPS laser root canal treatment.
Using the patented Photon-Induced Photoacoustic Streaming (PIPS) procedure, it
creates a turbulent pumping action inside the tooth to effectively clean the root canal system. And when used with special irrigants, such as EDTA and NaOCl, it will also remove the smear layer and bacteria containing biofilm from the tubules deep in the end of the teeth.
Using Shockwave Enhanced Emission Photoacoustic Streaming (SWEEPS) there is an even more vigorous cleaning action, delivering the highest level of cleaning currently available, and it virtually eliminates the bacteria from the root canal system.
And the best thing for your patient, is that the entire procedure can be completed in one visit, with much higher success rates, less filing and removal of internal tooth structure, and a lot less pain.
Laser root canal treatment vs Traditional root canal treatment