Why Laser Dentistry?
Lasers first came on the scene to Dentistry in 1990. For over two decades, lasers have become more effective, and today can be used as a safe treatment for a variety of dental procedures. In some cases, they can replace drills altogether. Among the benefits of laser dentistry, one of the biggest appeals for the patient is the comfort level provided. Lasers are often painless, and can replace anesthetics and drills, which have long been a source of dentistry fear in the populace.
Lasers can be used for many procedures, including cavity preparation, removing overgrown tissues, oral biopsies, aid in the treatment of gum disease, help treat infections from root canals, and aid in crown preparation.
In addition to the comfort provided during the patient’s visit, laser dentistry offers shorter recovery times and less collateral damage. Bacteria that a drill may have spread throughout the teeth and gums is killed. This is helpful for preventing infection, as well as aids in heart health by preventing bacteria that can lead to heart disease to enter the blood stream. Lasers disinfect the tooth during decay removal.
Lasers in Dentistry are constantly being upgraded and refined for everything in dentistry from decay detection to root canal therapy and wound healing bio-stimulation. Tooth-colored crowns are almost always non-metal. X-rays are digital, having less radiation exposure, no chemical processing which is better for the environment. Caries Risk Assessment is used to help prevent decay before it starts and pH and Biofilm are also being reviewed. The idea of reversing decay in its early stages, remineralizing tooth structure instead of cutting away the damaged tissue is being reviewed.
The World Congress of Minimally Invasive Dentistry is an internationally recognized community of dedicated healthcare professionals. They are the stewards of this body of research and study and work tirelessly in science, education and clinical practice. Minimally Invasive Dentistry respects the health, function and aesthetic of oral tissues by preventing disease from occurring or intercepting its progress with minimal tissue loss.