Laser treatment in dentistry is an alternative to all kinds of treatment carried out. These lasers can be categorized by a lot of methods like wavelength, the type of tissue that is involved (hard tissue or soft tissue), the medium that is used (solid, or gas laser)
What are the most common laser used in dentistry?
The lasers that are most commonly used in dentistry are diode lasers, argon lasers, Nd-YAG lasers, carbon dioxide lasers, the Erbium lasers and more.
The dental Diode lasers are most frequently used. They’re usually compact in size and are inexpensive which makes them a hero in the world of dentistry. Now Diodes are useful in soft tissue surgery to achieve good haemostasis.
Diodes are a combination of aluminium, gallium, and arsenide operating at 810-980 nm wavelength. This absorbs highly pigmented tissue containing haemoglobin, melanin, and water. This explains the selective action of diode lasers on soft tissue operations like incision, blood coagulation, haemostasis, and curettage.
Also, these diode lasers exhibit bactericidal properties and hence can be used for periodontal procedures. Also used for laser-assisted teeth whitening.
These diodes are emitted in continuous wave and can be pulsed whenever more control is needed.
The various procedure where lasers are used:
- Fibroma removal
- Gingival troughing for crown impressions
- Incision and excision
The advantages of using Dental diode for soft tissue surgery:
All in one device
These soft tissue lasers are truly beneficial as different treatment modes can be operated through the same device. There is access to surgery, pain relief as well as the teeth whitening from the single device bought. Additionally, these lasers can treat a variety of soft tissue issues without the need to switch between different lasers for every procedure.
Any surgical treatment carried out with diode laser can be completed faster, bloodless field and with minimal trauma to adjacent tissue. This reduces the post-operative pain, which makes the patients comfortable.
TMJ Pain Therapy
It’s a snap to provide pain relief faster with the patented handpiece attachments, thus making the treatment simpler
Whiter and Brighter smile
Teeth whitening is the most trending and in demand dental treatment desired my many patients. This also can be steady source of revenue for dentist. The results of teeth whiting can be seen within 20 minutes of the procedure, thus making your practice stand out
Having all these advantages there is a product in market based on diode laser technology –
Biolase Epic X:
Biolase Epic X laser is one of the most advanced dental treatment today. Epic laser uses a technology that combines focused light and thermal energy which gives high accurate dental experience. A wide variety of dental procedure can be performed using this laser.
This laser has a combination of power and portability and works at 940nm wavelength.
The battery backup is sufficient to be used for multiple procedures.
Pain therapy and relief
It is the only laser with FDA clearance to be used safely. The procedure is bloodless with minimal post-operative pain and atraumatic for the patients giving them comfort.
There are various tip sizes provided for this laser, all of them are bendable and can be used for wide variety of application. It’s an all in one system performing main function of pain relief, teeth whitening and used for all surgical procedure
Brighter smiles in less time:
This can be a reliable source of income for dentist as teeth whitening procedure is completed in less time.
Starts and Finish surgeries at faster rate:
Epic X has marked debut in Biolase Laser with the pre initiated tips to complement the standard non initiated tips. This reduces the manual efforts of initiating or re initiating the tips.
Biolase Epic X is easy to use for both of your patients and staff—putting you on the fast track to growing revenue and providing complete comfort to the patient with no fear of pain, blood or post-operative discomfort.