Laser Assisted Dentistry

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NO MORE FEAR OF DRILLING

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NO NEED FOR SEDATION OR GENERAL ANAESTHETICS

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THE LASER HAS ARRIVED IN DENTISTRY

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A dental laser (Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation) is a type of laser designed specifically for use in oral surgery or dentistry.

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Laser Assisted Dentistry is becoming more and more common. Advertised as a precise and effective way to accomplish many dental treatments, its potential is mainly limited only by the dentist´s ability to perform it correctly.

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Although the number is increasing rapidly, only a small percentage of dentists currently own a laser for soft- and hard-tissue applications.

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Benefits of Laser in Dentistry are manifold and range from

less
– post operative pain and discomfort,
– bleeding during surgery
– post operative swelling and oedema
– necrosis of surrounding tissue
– Bacterial infections
– sutures required
– healthy tissue needs to be removed

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– Minimal trauma and faster healing
– Gentler than high speed drill
– Allowing for anaesthetic-free dentistry in many cases and minimal invasive dentistry
– Non-Contact-Drilling and
– No high speed drill noise

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Lasers are not yet appropriate for cutting amalgam fillings, inlays, crowns or any other metal work.

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