Laser Dentistry Advantages
DEKA® Laser Assisted Surgery
eliminates cutting & reduces trauma
Lasers have many uses in our dental practice, most especially in uncovering of implants, abscess drainage, sulcus decontamination, frenectomy, troughing before impression, vestibuloplasty, root canal therapy and smile design--among others.
All lasers work by delivering concentrated light to where they are focused on. The DEKA® lasers cut through tissues in a manner that usually provides hemostasis (lack of bleeding) and minimal post-operative discomfort. Often less anesthesia is required.
The use of this advanced technology has allowed us to more efficiently treat primary teeth that are infected, help decrease root canal therapy failures and in many cases prevent root canal treatments in areas with decay near the pulpal tissue of a vital tooth.
perio treatment: decontamination & removal of epithelium
Laser surgery has an antibacterial effect that helps disinfect periodontal pockets. If a patient has gum disease, sometimes scaling and root planning is not effective at reducing the impact on the bone that periodontal disease creates. To avoid conventional surgery, laser therapy of the sulcus area is often enough to treat the infection and stimulate bone regeneration. We can now sometimes save teeth that would have been extracted in the past.
For most patients, laser surgery provides a realistic alternative to traditional invasive gum surgery with comparable results.
In addition to clinical benefits, laser therapy provides significantly less pain, recession, bleeding and root sensitivity and minimal swelling and downtime after treatment.