LASER DENTISTRY - helps speed the healing process
Laser dentistry is used to prevent, diagnose or treat a range of oral health concerns. It has also become a crucial tool in cosmetic dentistry. Laser diagnostics are currently being used in dentistry to:
- Whiten teeth - Dentists use low-intensity lasers to safely speed the bleaching process in cosmetic dental procedures.
- Heal cold sores – Dentists use low-intensity lasers to reduce the pain, swelling and redness associated with cold sores.
- Treat sensitive teeth - The tubules responsible for tooth sensitivity, located on the roots, can be sealed with laser technology.
- Reshape gums - Laser dentistry is effective in reshaping gum tissue when part of the healthy tooth structure is hidden by overdeveloped gums. It’s also used to prepare teeth for restorative procedures like crown lengthening.
- Find tooth cavities - A low-intensity laser beam can provide a reading of the by-products found in tooth decay, allowing the dentist to determine when cavities are present.
- Kill bacteria - When a laser is used to remove the decay, it eliminates the bacteria deep in the tooth, helping to prevent future cavities.
- See inside teeth and gums - Optical Coherence Tomography is revolutionary technology that offers patients another potential option to invasive surgery or x-rays for the same purpose.
- Remove tumors – Lasers can be used to accurately remove benign tumors inside the mouth.
- Regenerate nerves - Lasers are useful in treating oral scar tissue and soft tissue damage.
- Ease denture pain - Denture-wearers with improperly fitted dentures may develop soft tissue folds under the denture, a painful condition that is easily treated with laser therapy.
- Improve speech - Laser treatment is effective in treating muscle attachment problems, such as a tightened or restricted frenum, which can result in an inability to breastfeed or a speech impediment in infants or children.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry Dental lasers can help speed the healing process and improve comfort levels after dental procedures. After application of the healing laser, patients of Twilight Dentistry have reported reduced swelling and discomfort following tooth extractions and other surgical procedures. Available Laser Technology
Twilight Dentistry is pleased to offer the following dental laser technology therapy at all of our offices:
Diobeam 830 Benefits
- Risk Free (no side effects)
- Highly effective for TMJ Treatment
- Laser therapy often eliminates the need for drug therapies which can cause harmful side effects
- Can often treat primary teeth without local anaesthesia
The DIAGNOdent is a revolutionary laser handpiece that uses light for the detection of even the earliest stages of dental decay. It works by shining a specific wavelength onto the tooth surface. It is not a standalone technology. Rather, it’s designed to work in conjunction with clinical or radiographic examinations.
Once a baseline measurement of the patient's healthy tooth structure is recorded, the unit's internal processor can then interpret changes in the level of fluorescence of the wavelength emitted back by the tooth. These changes often indicate the presence of tooth decay.
The DIAGNOdent is a comfortable method for diagnosing questionable or suspicious areas needing further examination. This in conjunction with a clinical exam is proven to be very accurate in diagnosing dental decay that can not be seen by the naked eye.
DIAGNOdent allows tooth decay to be identified and halted at an early stage. Tooth fillings resulting from the use of DIAGNOdent are typically smaller and shallower, preserving more of the natural structure of the affected tooth. This reduces the chance for sensitive teeth.
Complimentary Technology- Air Abrasion
Used in conjunction with DIAGNOdent, (a digital cavity detection probe), the Twilight Dentistry team is able to detect and fix cavities early with the use of Air Abrasion, in appropriate cases, to preserve more of your natural tooth structure. Air abrasion is an instrument that works like a precise sandblaster, blowing air while spraying a stream of water and micro particles onto the tooth to blast away the decay. This process allows for smaller fillings that are shallower, so you are able to keep more of your natural tooth structure, which will, in turn, be less sensitive.