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Laser Dentistry: Minimal Discomfort & Recovery Time
laser dentistry is a minimally invasive method that uses modern laser technology (focused light beams) to perform dental procedures precisely and effectively; laser rejuvenates your oral health and provides you with the positive biological and holistic effects as well as the latest advancement in dental care by eliminating much of the discomfort, promoting lesser bleeding, and shortening the recovery time associated with the traditional treatment methods. Laser Dentistry also helps to detect cavities early, remove decay within a tooth, reshape the gum, treat periodontal disease, take out bacteria, or even whiten teeth.
WHAT IS LASER?
The term LASER is an acronym for “light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” Laser is an instrument that creates light energy in a narrow beam that removes and shapes a tissue in the mouth.
As its first application in dentistry by Miaman, in 1960, the laser has seen various hard and soft tissue applications. In hard tissue application, the laser is used for caries prevention, bleaching, restorative removal and curing, cavity preparation, dentinal hypersensitivity, growth modulation and for diagnostic purposes, whereas soft tissue application includes wound healing, removal of hyperplastic tissue to uncovering of impacted or partially erupted tooth, photodynamic therapy for malignancies, photostimulation of herpetic lesion. Use of the laser proved to be an effective tool to increase efficiency, specificity, ease, and cost and comfort of the dental treatment.
WHAT LASER DENTISTRY CAN TREAT
ADVANTAGES OF LASER TREATMENTS
WHAT LASERS WE USE AT ARIA DENTAL?
At Aria Dental, Dr. Horiyat as a top holistic and biological dentist has implemented several modern and advanced laser technologies in her office for different applications to address and treat different oral conditions less invasively. We use different lasers with various wavelength that treat abscess, bacteria, herpetic legion, periodontal cases, TMJ pain, ulcers, and whitening.
LANAP® [Laser Assisted Regeneration (LAR)]
LANAP Laser is a great alternative to conventional and invasive gum surgery; Lanap assist the gum tissue reattachment, new bone growth, and periodontal regeneration. LANAP is the first and only FDA cleared laser to treat moderate to severe periodontal (gum) disease effectively and painlessly without any cut or stiches while promoting to truly regenerate the bone and gum. Only 25% of dentists nationwide have this advance laser available for their patients, and we are one of them.
BIO-STIMULATION LASER THERAPY
Bio stimulation, also known as low lever laser therapy, is a type of laser therapy that can stimulate anti-inflammatory properties in the TMJ structures by preventing release of histamines and prostaglandins. This stimulation promotes to reduce the pain from inflammation by increasing the blood flow to treated area which ultimately stimulate healing.
Our laser is the ONLY laser that is FDA cleared for pain therapy. The exclusive beam-dispersing handpiece has several therapeutic applications, including providing temporary relief of minor muscle and joint pain and stiffness.
DIODE SOFT TISSUE LASER
Diode lasers emit continuous wave that work well for soft tissue procedures like incision, blood coagulation, hemostasis, and vaporization; it also aids with tooth whitening, herpetic lesion, and would healing. Diode laser utilizes as sculpture and less invasive technique for certain dental cleaning including deep cleaning to treat gum disease without using a blade to cut the gum.
LAPIP® (Laser Assisted Peri-Implantitis)
LAPIP® can be dispersed to reinforce stability of an infected dental implant by removing bacteria around implant, stopping bone loss around it, and sometime helping to regenerate bone.
LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY
Holistic Q10 low level laser is primarily can be used after restorative dental and surgical procedure to reenergize the cells, promote fast and self-sustaining healing because energy flow at the atom level can be disrupted due to trauma or surgery.
LASER CAVITY DENTECTION SYSTEM (DIAGNOdent™)
This hi-tech laser is a pen-like probe and new detection device, which sends safe, and painless laser beam into the tooth without any radiation to measure internal fluorescence and ultimately identify the presence of occlusal decay, fissure caries, proximal caries, and periodontitis. The aids of this biological and biomimetic caries detection method approve the concept of “early detection equals early treatment.”
LASER SNORING TREATMENT
NightLase therapy is a non-invasive laser procedure for increasing the quality of a patient’s sleep, reducing amplitude of snoring, and helping to airways to stay open by tightening and contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissues of the airways
- QUICK & EFFECTIVE
- NO SURGERY
- PAINLESS & COMFORTABLE
- NO DOWNTIME
- NO INJECTION OR PAIN
LASER GUM RECONTOURING FOR GUMMY SMILE
Do you have a gummy smile? Are you displeased with your smile because your teeth are too short, or you show too much gum when you smile? Do you want to show more your pearly white teeth when you smile and less pale pink or bright red gum? Crown lengthening is a procedure that give you larger smile you desire and less gums.
Laser gum recontouring is very versatile and common procedure that has both non-invasive functional and aesthetic benefits. The laser gum recontouring can be used for crown lengthening to do:
- RESTORATION OF DAMAGED TEETH
- COSMETIC USE
- DENTAL CROWNS
- TOOTH EXPOSURE FOR ORTHODONTICS
LASER GUM BLEACHING (GUM DEPIGMENTATION)
Laser gum bleaching is used to non-surgically vaporize, destroy remove a thin top layer of the gum that produce melanin (dark pigmentation or gum), which is genetically deposited in the gum of those with darker complexions. Other causes of dark pigmented gum are possible effects of smoking, certain medications, metal-alloyed titanium implants, or silver mercury amalgam fillings. The extra pigment does not indicate any disease or dysfunction, and it is removed as a cosmetic procedure for an aesthetic preference.
TYPES OF LASERS
A soft tissue laser has a specific wavelength that is absorbed by hemoglobin and water to work precisely and effectively for soft tissue conditions. One of the popular soft tissue lasers is Carbon-monoxide laser that has ability to kill bacteria, stimulate the re-growth of tissues, and lengthening crowns by penetrating soft tissue and sealing blood vessels and nerve endings. The other soft tissue lasers are Epic Pro™ and Epic X™ by Biolase; However, the world’s first ever FDA clearance for true regeneration is Periolase LANAP® and LAPIP™ by Millennium Dental Technologies. The soft tissue lasers include diode lasers and Neodymium YAG (Nd:YAG). Soft Tissue Lasers can effectively and non-invasively treat the following soft tissue oral conditions in the mouth:
Dental laser can provide vital periodontal treatments. During the laser procedure, Dr. Horiyat or her hygienists will apply tiny laser fiber between your teeth and gum while using different type of modern laser machines for different conditions and diagnosis. In general, the energy released from laser will kill and remove bacteria, which will allow your gum to regrow and reattach to your healthy teeth once more.
if you have gummy smile or uneven gum from excessive gum overgrowth, gum inflammation, redness, and occasional discomfort, our cosmetic dentist can utilize cosmetic gum recontouring laser to give a better and healthier looking gum by removing and or recontouring you gum line to an optimal shape.
Laser can be utilized to minimize cold sore appearance and redness, speed up cold sore healing, and reduce the chance of recurrence.
A frenum is a naturally occurring muscle attachment, normally seen between the front teeth or under tongue, which can result in gap teeth, gum recession, or difficulty in speech. The excessive frenum can simply be removed by laser therapy.
A hard tissue laser has a specific wavelength that is absorbed by hydroxyapatite (calcium phosphate in your bones) and water to cut through tooth structures with a great precision. The hard tissue laser can eliminate the need for a local anesthesia and a dental drill. Hard tissue Lasers include the Erblum YAG and Erbium Chromium YSGG. The most popular hard tissue lasers are Fotona, DIAGNOdent™ and Biolase Waterlase Iplus® or Express™. Hard tissue lasers are great modern and advance tools to fix many tooth structure related conditions such as:
If you have slightly irregular teeth, our experienced cosmetic dentist can use an advanced laser technique to trim your dental enamel or shape your composite filling, which can create more balanced smile.
If you have a tooth that has broken at or near the gum line, our skilled dentists can utilize laser techniques to recontour small amount of gum and bone tissue to allow better placement of a crown.
Like ozone therapy, laser technology possibly can be used to reverse or fix a decay at its very early stage without using any dental filling materials. To follow biomimetic and holistic dentistry protocols, Dr. Horiyat uses natural and conservative approaches to remove dental decays while keep your natural tooth structures.
Hard tissue laser can be used to seal tubules on the root of the tooth that gives a hot or cold sensitivity.