Lasers have become an integral part of dental practice. Lasers work by delivering energy in the form of light. When used for surgical dental procedures the laser acts as a cutting instrument or a vaporiser of tissue that it comes into contact with.

Lasers can also be used in tooth whitening and can offer an improved appearance of the teeth.

Lasers can offer many beneifts including;

  • Increased accuracy and precision
  • Reduced trauma
  • Less bleeding and swelling

Here at Nova Dental Care we use the Dental Laser for many procedures which further highlights or commitment to the use of the most cutting edge technology.

Frequently Asked Questions about laser treatment

A soft tissue laser is used for a wide range of treatments from periodontal treatment and gum related surgery through to the treatment of mouth ulcers.

This depends upon the treatment being performed. Generally the laser is used as part of an overall treatment plan that may or may not require the use of drill.

Unlike a dental drill, a laser is quiet in use, there is no vibration or high pitched noise.

During treatment patients are aware of the laser device being used but generally experience no pain.

Dental laser are safe in use and are specifically designed to perform dental treatments. As with all laser treatments your dentists should provide you with suitable eye protection.

Numerous applications for laser in dental treatment

Soft Tissue Crown Lengthening
  • Crown and bridge impressions
  • Increases length of crowns for better restoration and aesthetic
  • Tissue can be removed with a blood free field
  • With little or hardly any post-procedure pain
  • No need for use scalpel or sutures
  • No shrinkage
  • Good impression can be done in one visit 
Sulcular Debridement/Curettage
  • Early stages of periodontal diseases
  • Reduces pocket depths
  • Use with standard scaling and root planing
  • Non surgical procedure 
Tissue Retraction for Impression
  • No need for retraction cord
  • No bleeding
  • Good impression
  • Good exposed margins
  • No need for electro surgery 
Gingivectomy
  • Immediate impressions for crown and bridge procedures
  • Redundant or hyper plastic tissue can be removed within a bloodless field
  • No post operative pain
  • Increases the length of the clinical crown for improved restoration retention and aesthetic harmony
  • No scalpel or sutures 
Gingivoplasty
  • Immediate impressions for crown and bridge procedures
  • Redundant or hyper plastic tissue can be removed within a bloodless field
  • No post operative pain
  • Increases the length of the clinical crown for improved restoration retention and aesthetic harmony
  • No scalpel or sutures 
Frenectomy
  • Bloodless and suture-free release of the maxillary and/or mandibular frenums
  • Prevents the apical migration of gingival marginal tissue
  • Improves access for oral hygiene
  • Close orthodontic diastemas
  • Improve impaired speech
Apthous Ulcers
  • Desensitise apthous ulcers
  • Pain stops within hours of the procedure
  • Enhances the healing process. 
Excision of Fibromas/Biopsies
  • Coagulation ability (excisional biopsies)
  • No need to suture
  • Tissue heal without any scar
Operculectomy
  • Removal of redundant soft tissue distal/posterior molars 
Implant Recovery and Restoration
  • Removal of excessive gingival tissue around the implant that interfere with proper seating at the implant / retainer interface.
  • Retainers that are not fully seated can eventually become loosened by occlusal forces – resulting in unstable restorations. 
Hygiene - Laser Sulcular Debridement & Curettage
  • Early stages of periodontal diseases
  • Significant reduction of bacteria
  • Reduce inflammation and supports healing within the periodontal pockets
  • Reduces pocket depths
  • Use with standard scaling and root planing
  • Non surgical procedure 
Whitening
  • Immediate whitening in less than 30 minutes
  • 8+ shades of whitening