Laser in Dentistry

Used in cases of thickened gums, it increases tooth length, reduces dark gum color, and alleviates tooth sensitivity.

Benefits of Gum Contouring with Laser:

  1. Rapid Healing: Quick recovery with no downtime.
  2. Laser-Cut Gums: Laser gum contouring results in smaller wounds, resembling fine red lines at the gum edge, leading to faster healing.
  3. Short Treatment Duration: The procedure takes a relatively short time, averaging about 1-2 minutes per tooth.
  4. Minimized Bleeding: The laser device can effectively minimize bleeding during gum contouring, resulting in minimal blood loss.

Laser Gum Treatment Review

The treatment results vary from person to person.

Who is not suitable for laser gum treatment?

Even though laser gum treatment is generally safe, there are certain groups of people who may not be suitable for it, especially those with chronic conditions such as:

  • Individuals who have a tendency to bleed easily.
  • People with diabetes and slow-healing wounds.
  • Those who exhibit disease-related symptoms during dental procedures, such as chest pain during dental work or exacerbated asthma symptoms.

Therefore, before undergoing laser gum treatment, it is essential to inform the dentist about any existing chronic conditions, both those evident in the points above and those not mentioned, during the initial dental health assessment. The dentist can then plan an alternative treatment accordingly.

Does laser gum treatment cause pain?

Laser gum treatment typically causes less discomfort compared to traditional gum surgery involving cutting with a scalpel. Additionally, pain sensations are mitigated through the use of local anesthesia. After laser gum treatment, any pain usually subsides within 2–3 days, and the mouth returns to normal within 2 weeks. Proper wound care and oral hygiene, as per the dentist’s instructions, play a crucial role in the healing process.

Gum Bleaching

Dark or discolored gums can impact one’s confidence while smiling. Even if there are no issues with tooth color or alignment, dark or discolored gums can make someone feel self-conscious about smiling.

Dark gums can result from various factors, such as genetics, certain medical conditions, the use of specific medications, or long-term smoking. Laser treatment is a popular solution, aiming to destroy melanin-producing cells responsible for dark pigmentation. During the procedure, a specific lightening agent is injected, considered a safe and effective method.

Following successful laser treatment for dark gums, it is advisable to avoid hot and spicy foods for the first 5-7 days. Additionally, one should steer clear of any activities that might exert excessive force on the treated gums. Diligent tooth brushing with caution is recommended during this period.

Laser dentistry covers various procedures, including:

  • Surgical procedures to sculpt soft tissue in the oral cavity with minimal bleeding
  • Rapid wound healing with reduced pain
  • Utilization in crown lengthening procedures
  • gum bleaching and bone contouring
  • Refinement of ceramic surface characteristics

    Laser treatments are customized to suit individual needs.

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