Laser Dentistry

A Modern and Innovative Approach to Dental Care

Laser Dentistry: A Modern and Innovative Approach to Dental Care

Do you want to experience a more comfortable, efficient, and effective dental treatment? Do you want to avoid the noise, vibration, and heat of the traditional dental drill? Do you want to reduce the risk of infection, bleeding, and swelling after your dental procedure? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may be interested in laser dentistry.

What is Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is the use of lasers to treat various dental conditions and diseases. Over the past three decades, lasers have been developed to remove and reshape tooth and gum tissue. This allows dentists to perform some procedures without using scalpels or other traditional instruments.

LASER stands for “light amplification by the stimulated emission of radiation.” The instrument creates light energy in a very narrow and focused beam. This laser light produces a reaction when it hits tissue, allowing it to remove or shape the tissue.

Laser dentistry is used in a variety of procedures, including:

  • treating hypersensitivity
  • treating tooth decay
  • treating gum disease
  • whitening teeth
  • performing biopsies
  • removing lesions
  • reshaping gums
  • lengthening crowns
  • relieving pain
  • healing ulcers

What are the Types of Laser Dental Procedures?

Several types of lasers are used in dentistry that are powered by a gas, liquid, or solid. They can broadly be grouped together as either hard or soft tissue lasers.

Hard Tissue Lasers

Hard tissue lasers can easily trim and reshape tooth and bone. They have a wavelength that is highly absorbable by hydroxyapatite (the mineral that makes up teeth) and water. They can be used for:

  • detecting cavities
  • preparing teeth for fillings
  • modifying tooth shape
  • performing root canals

Soft Tissue Lasers

Soft tissue lasers, on the other hand, allow the gums to be cut or contoured safely. They seal blood vessels as they penetrate the tissue, which cuts down on bleeding, swelling, and healing time. They have a wavelength that is highly absorbable by hemoglobin (the molecule that carries oxygen in blood) and water. They can be used for:

  • performing gingivectomy (gum reshaping)
  • treating periodontal disease
  • performing frenectomy (removing frenum)
  • removing excess tissue
  • curing ulcers

What are the Benefits of Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry potentially offers a more comfortable treatment option for a number of dental procedures involving hard or soft tissue compared to drills and other non-laser tools. Some of the benefits of laser dentistry are:

  • It may cause less pain in some instances, so reduces the need for anesthesia.
  • It may reduce anxiety in patients uncomfortable with the use of the dental drill.
  • It minimizes bleeding and swelling during soft tissue treatments.
  • It preserves more healthy tooth during cavity removal.
  • It reduces the risk of infection by sterilizing the area.
  • It enhances the effect of tooth whitening agents.
  • It accelerates healing and tissue regeneration.
  • It improves the bond strength of fillings and other restorations.

What are the Risks of Laser Dentistry?

Laser dentistry is generally safe and effective when performed by a trained and experienced dentist. However, there are some potential risks and limitations associated with laser dentistry, such as:

  • It may not be suitable for some procedures, such as those involving existing fillings, crowns, bridges, or implants.
  • It may require multiple sessions for complex or extensive treatments.
  • It may still require the use of drills or other instruments for some steps of the procedure.
  • It may cause damage to the pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth) if not used properly.
  • It may cause eye injury if proper eye protection is not worn by the patient and the dental team.

Where Can I Get Laser Dentistry in Singapore?

If you are looking for a reliable and experienced dental clinic that offers laser dentistry in Singapore, you can visit Polygems Dental Care. Polygems Dental Care is a multi-disciplinary dental clinic that provides a wide range of dental services, including laser dentistry. Polygems Dental Care has outlets in Yishun and Sengkang, making it convenient for you to access their services.

Polygems Dental Care uses Biolase Epic X, which is one of the most advanced diode lasers in modern dentistry. Biolase Epic X features three distinct treatment modes and 30 clinical indications, allowing you to enjoy surgery, pain relief, and whitening procedures from a single device. Biolase Epic X also features a cordless foot pedal, pre-initiated tips, and customisable colours and designs.

Polygems Dental Care has a team of qualified and friendly dentists who are well-versed in laser dentistry. They will assess your condition and recommend the best treatment option for you. They will also explain the procedure, the benefits, and the risks of laser dentistry to you. They will ensure that you are comfortable and safe throughout the treatment.

Polygems Dental Care is committed to providing quality dental care at affordable prices. They accept various payment methods, such as cash, credit cards, NETS, Medisave, CHAS, Pioneer Generation Card, Merdeka Generation Card, Baby Bonus Card, CDA Card, etc.

If you are interested in laser dentistry or any other dental service offered by Polygems Dental Care, you can book an appointment online or call their hotline at +65 9489 4439.

Laser dentistry can help you achieve a more comfortable, efficient, and effective dental treatment. Don’t let your dental problems affect your smile and well-being. Contact Polygems Dental Care today and get started on your journey to a better smile!

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