For our patients who are scared of needles or drilling, laser dentistry may be the right choice for you. Here at Gill Dental we use laser dentistry to provide you with treatments that are less invasive and more comfortable and precise.
The diode laser is the most commonly utilized laser in dentistry. Diode lasers have many advantages over traditional surgical and therapeutic techniques including less pain, minimized bleeding both during and after treatment and faster healing.
At Gill Dental we use diode lasers for a number of treatments:
- Diodes and Implants
Diode lasers are used to uncover the submerged implants, creating an appropriate emergence profile through the soft tissue. The traditional methods like cutting instruments that were used to incise through the soft tissue to the underlying implant resulted in a lot of bleeding that interfered with the impressions if they were to be taken the same day. Today, the diodes have very efficiently solved this problem.They create a dry, coagulated tissue surface that is much easier to work with to achieve excellent impression and cementation results. Diodes can also be safely used to remove the soft tissue growth between the fixture and the abutment or implant cover screw.
- Tissue Sculpting
The soft tissue diode laser are used to shape the gums, remove excess gum tissue or to expose a tooth that needs to be brought into place such as during an orthodontic treatment or crown lengthening. With the laser, the contour of the gum architecture can be changed to create more even natural looking gum line.
- Periodontal Disease
Diodes are also of immense benefit when utilized in periodontal surgeries like initial incisions, decontaminating diseased pockets and stimulating tissue growth resulting in faster healing. Periodontal treatments completed using dental lasers are very comfortable and in fact you may not even require anesthetic for your laser gum treatment.
Laser dentistry also eliminates the need for stitches and decreases your risk of infection following treatment.