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Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry – one of the most exciting technological advances in dental.

Laser Dentistry

What are the benefits of laser dentistry?

Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry offers numerous benefits, including precise treatment with minimal discomfort, reduced need for anesthesia, faster healing times, and preservation of healthy tooth structure. It enables more conservative procedures and effectively treats a variety of dental issues, from gum disease and cavities to cosmetic enhancements and surgical procedures, making it a preferred choice for many patients seeking advanced dental care.

What can be treated with laser dentistry?

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Gum Lifts & Recontouring

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Our specialist periodontists use our laser technology to reshape the gum line to enhance the appearance of the teeth prior to cosmetic treatment. The precision o the laser allows for a minimally invasive treatment, reducing bleeding, swelling, and recovery time while promoting faster healing and more accurate results. This advanced technology ensures a more comfortable and efficient experience for patients.

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Fillings without local anaesthetic

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Our laser technology can be used to treat cavities and perform fillings without the need for local anaesthetic. The laser precisely removes decay and reduces the discomfort by minimising the need for dental drills. This makes the procedure less invasive and often pain-free, providing a more comfortable experience for patients.

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Non-invasive removal of existing crowns & veneers

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Using laser technology in dentistry allows for the removal of existing crowns and veneers without the use of the traditional dentists’ ultrasonic tool, minimising the risk of additional damage to the remaining tooth structure. This precise method dissolves the dental cement holding these restorations in place, preserving more of the natural tooth and reducing discomfort for the patient.

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Mucositis & Oral Ulcers

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Laser dentistry is beneficial in treating mucositis, a condition where inflammation affects the mucous membranes in the mouth, most commonly caused in patients undergoing radiotherapy or chemotherapy. The laser works by reducing inflammation, promoting healing, and provides pain relief without the need for invasive procedures. This approach offers patients a gentler treatment option, enhancing comfort and supporting quicker recovery times.

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Sleep Apnoea

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Laser therapy offers a non-invasive approach to treating sleep apnoea by reshaping the soft tissue in the throat, helping to widen the airway and reduce obstruction, which can improve breathing during sleep. It offers an alternative treatment to traditional CPAP machines or surgical interventions, offering potential benefits such as reduced snoring and improved quality of sleep.

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TMD & Teeth Grinding

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Laser treatment can be used to alleviate symptoms of temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) and teeth grinding (bruxism) by relaxing muscle tension in the jaw area, reducing pain and inflammation. It can also help strengthen and restructure tooth enamel, minimising the effects of grinding. This non-invasive treatment option offers patients relief from discomfort and promotes overall dental health.

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Endodontic Treatment

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In dentistry, lasers are used in endodontic treatments to precisely clean and disinfect root canals. This advanced method improves the effectiveness of endodontic irrigation, ensuring thorough removal of bacteria and debris, and promoting better healing.

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Crown Lengething

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Laser technology in dentistry is used for crown lengthening by precisely reshaping gum tissue and bone to expose more of the tooth. This minimally invasive approach reduces discomfort and enhances healing times compared to traditional methods.

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Periodontal Disease

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At Smile Solutions, our use of laser technology for treating periodontal disease involves precisely addressing infected gum tissue and bacteria, leading to quicker healing and enhanced patient comfort compared to conventional methods.

What are the benefits of Laser Dentistry at Smile Solutions?

Superior Laser Technology

At Smile Solutions, we take pride in staying at the forefront of dental technology. We use advanced laser systems, including LightWalker Fotona, Versa Wave, NV laser, Light Touch ErYAG, iPlus Biolase, and Fox diode, to ensure superior care for our patients.

Qualified & Experienced Clinicians

Your laser dentistry treatment are performed by either our general dentists or registered specialist periodontists (gum specialists), depending on the specific treatment required. Our clinicians who use laser dentistry have undergone specialised training and have extensive experience in their respective laser techniques.

Minimal Discomfort & Less Recovery

Laser dentistry can often minimise discomfort compared to traditional dental methods. The laser’s precise nature may reduce the need for anaesthesia in some procedures and can result in less bleeding and swelling, leading to a more comfortable experience for many patients and a shorter recovery time.

Frequently Asked Questions

Laser dentistry is a safe procedure when performed by trained and experienced dental professionals.

Laser dentistry can often minimise discomfort compared to traditional dental methods. The laser’s precise nature may reduce the need for anaesthesia in some procedures and can result in less bleeding and swelling, leading to a more comfortable experience for many patients and a shorter recovery time.

The risks involved with laser dentistry are related to the heat produced by the frequency of the laser beam, the amount of coolant used when the laser is applied to the surface of the tooth, and how long the clinician applies the laser to any one tooth surface.

It’s important to have a trained clinician perform your laser dentistry procedure. At Smile Solutions, our clinicians are well aware of the risks associated with laser treatment and are trained and experienced in reducing these risks.

At Smile Solutions your laser dentistry treatment are performed by either our general dentists or registered specialist periodontists (gum specialists), depending on the specific treatment required. Our clinicians who use laser dentistry have undergone specialised training and have extensive experience in their respective laser techniques.

Laser dentistry is suitable for most patients, but may depend on individual circumstances and the specific dental condition being treated. Your dentist will evaluate your oral health needs and determine if laser dentistry is the best option for you.

At Smile Solutions, our suite of advanced laser technologies is accessible to all qualified clinicians, and is integral to our full spectrum of dental services. Using the latest technology available in dentistry, we provide the highest quality of dental care throughout all procedures, so you can be assured that the best people, with the best equipment, will perform your laser dentistry.

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