Laser Technology

Laser Technology

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Laser dentistry is the latest revolution in dentistry. It has made the care of teeth something it’s never been before – painless!
Lasers have now brought about a big revolution in the field of surgical dentistry. Imagine a visit to a dentist for a surgical procedure, but going through it without any scalpels, needles and stitches! At Blockhouse Bay Dental Centre you can have just that!

The diode dental laser allows us to treat many soft tissue conditions, previously only treatable by traditional  surgery. Unlike a surgical procedure, laser treatments are less invasive and yet achieve the same results.

The laser treatment is a much more comfortable alternative to the traditional procedures as it requires less anaesthesia. Also following the procedure it is much more pleasant with minimal or no discomfort.

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Less bleeding, no stitches, less swelling, virtually no pain and faster healing, makes this an excellent alternative for all those who fear the scalpel!!! So now you can have treatments done for periodontal (gum) disease, gum lifts, gum reconstruction and various minor surgeries without fear.
Lasers are one of the most precise, gentle and minimally invasive tools medicine and dentistry have ever known.
Lasers can be used for therapy and surgery inside and around the mouth with less discomfort, faster healing and generally without injections or sutures.

Are lasers safe?

In the hands of a trained professional, yes they are extremely safe. They're much safer than drills and scalpels. The precision of lasers allows us to do surgery without collateral damage and the tissues around the surgery area are actually stimulated by the intense light to heal faster.

In short, lasers are:
  • Painless
  • Safer than conventional scalpel surgery
  • Faster healing, without bleeding, swelling and sutures
  • less damaging than most traditional surgical methods
  • Better at killing bacteria, sterilizing surgical areas and allowing the best healing
What can they be used for:
  • Treatment of periodontal disease
  • In root canal treatments
  • Cosmetic ‘gum lifts’
  • Excision biopsies and removal of soft tissues
  • Healing of ulcers and cold sores
  • Relief of ‘tongue ties’ (frenectomy)
  • Laser treatment for dark gum areas