Lasers have found use in many medical areas and dentistry is one of them. The ability of the monochromatic beam of light to bring about changes in the hard and soft tissues of the oral cavity has made it a wonderful tool in dental care. The treatment using advanced lasers is quick, effective and less painful and the recovery time is low for the treatment. It is one of the preferred technologies for periodontal therapies today. With an idea of delivering the best to his patients, Dr. Nishime has made sure to include advanced laser system at our dental office in Honolulu. Our patients are happy to be treated with lasers since they cause minimal discomfort. Visit our dental office to know more about how we use laser technology to bring about a positive change in your oral health.
Laser is a device that generates intense monochromatic beam of light which releases energy. When the soft and hard tissues of the oral cavity are exposed to the intense light, the energy released brings about changes in the tissues. This ability of the laser to transform the tissues has found many applications in dental care.
Periodontal disease is one of the most serious oral health concerns that need to be addressed soon after detection. The disease can cause gum recession, loosening of teeth and tooth loss when left untreated for a long time. The bacteria in plaque, that cause the gum disease, inflame and infect the soft tissues and form gum pockets. As more and more food debris gets collected in the gum pockets, the infection spreads deeper towards the roots of the teeth. Conventionally scaling and root planing procedure is followed to clear tartar from teeth surface and around the roots and to cure the disease. Through the use of lasers, the diseased gum tissues can be selectively killed without causing any pain to the patient. The root surface of the teeth can be cleaned through scaling and finishing. The recovery time is low for laser gum therapy and there is no bleeding during the course. All these advantages have made lasers a wonderful choice for periodontal treatment.